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Vol. Ill, No. 1 G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year. 

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Family History, Page 940. 

Albert Barney Kimball, not Burnej as g-iven in History) 
was born on a Kansas farm near Manhattan, Kansas, March 16, 
1871. Went throug-h the various vicissitudes of the life of a 
country pioneer in the west. At the age of fourteen entered the 
State Agricultural College, g-raduated therefrom in 1889, the 
young-est but one in a class of twenty-five and fourth in scholar- 
ship. Beg-an life with a fair education, a pair of hands, and a 
teacher's certificate, taught school for several years in Riley 
county. Went to Scandia, Republic county, in 1893. Taught 
in the city school. Bought the Scandia, Journal in March, 1895, 
and has since published it. In 1896 was a member of the Repub- 
lican National Convention which nominated McKinley in St. 
Lrouis, having been elected from the Fifth Congressional Dis- 
trict. Was secretary of the Republican Senatorial Committee 

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that year and made speeches throughout the district for the Re- 
publican ticket. Was appointed postmaster'at Scandia, May 8, 
1897. Was married June 23, 1897, to Miss Myrtle C. Whaley of 
Manhattan. Two children, Edith L. and Carrie B. Is not rich 
and never will be, but has accumulated fully $5,000 worth of 
property, including a residence and business house and two 
newspapers, and never a mortgage on it. All of which may 
show that there is some chance for the boys yet. 

Of Interest to the Family. 

The Ne:ws is in receipt of the prospectus of an historical 
work that will be of interest to all descendants of Richard Kim- 
ball. It is a history of the parish and church of Rattlesden 
England, including the parish registers from 1558 to 1758, with 
index of marriages, with extended notes edited by the Rev. J. R. 
Olorenshaw, assistant-curate of Rattlesden. The book will con- 
tain thirty illustrations. The two hundred years covered by 
this history included the period of Richard's early life in 
Rattlesden 1595-1634 and that of his father. 

The prospectus contains a line half tone illustration of the 
church, being one that will appear in the history. We hope to 
secure it for a future number of the News. 

Martha G- Kitiiball. 

Of the late Martha G.Kimball, who first suggested Decoration 
day, George W. Childs once remarked, "She has done more good 
deeds and said more kind words than any woman I have ever 
known." It is related that after the battle of Winchester Gen- 
eral Sheridan, riding up to the front and noting the demoralized 
condition of General Mollineaux's command, sharply reproved 
that officer before his men. Mrs., Kimball had nursed General 
Mollineaux after he had been wounded in a previous battle in 
the performance of a brave duty, and going to General Sheridan 
she said, "You have done a great wrong to a brave man." With 
characteristic gallantry he replied, "Madam, if I have done so J 
I will apologize to him before his soldiers," and he did that, and | 
more, recommending Mollineaux for major generalsjiip, which 
was promptly awarded him. 

A New York Dispatch of Dec. 22, says that Wm. Mutter^ 
42 years old, senior member of the firm of Kimball Bros. & Go.' 
tobacco manufacturers at 48 Franklin street, New York Citj ^ 
committed suicide today by shooting. He is said to have lost 
considerable money in Wall street recently. 

January, 1900. ±369488 

That Old Reunion. 

On page 45, March Nkwh, 1898, Herbert W. Kimball speaks of what 
he called the first Family ReuDion, held at Ipswich. June 17, 1884, "at- 
tended by 140 descendants of Jeremiah." 

On page 79, April News, Mrs. Mary M. Kimball makes a correction. 
The meeting in 1884 was in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of 
the settlement of Richard in Ipswich, as she says. She also stated that 
two reunions of Jeremiah's descendants were subsequently held, one in 
\, 1888 in South Church, so dear to Jeramiah. (See Hist. p. 361.) Another in 
^ 1891. This was held in Manchester at the summer home of David B. Kim- 
?? ball, Sept. 39. (Fam. Hist. p. 919 ) 

According to the History (p. 362) the first Jeremiah reunion was 
v) held June 18, 1880, and not 1884 as stated by others, and in the following 

K letter. 

Salem, Mass., Dec. 1, 1899 

Jl Mk (t F Kimbat.l, Topeka, Kansas. . . 

1 My Deak Smi-There was handed me yesterday, Thanksgivmg Day, 

^ a copy of the Kimball Family News" containing what purported to be a 
^ short account of the first Kimball Reunion, held at Ipswich, June 17, 1884. 
The eiTto4l comment upon the announcement of that reunion seems to 
^ warrant the inference that the writer had confounded it with the com- 
^memoration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary o^^^^^^^ 
^of thetownof Ipsvvich by cur ancestor, Richard Ki^nball and others^ 

4 This was a mistake, the reunion occurring in J^^ ^''^'^.'v,^'''''''?n?.7in^ 
the town later on in the sime ye.r,([-n^t. p 482) m August. The ^ontonnding 
^iof the two events probably aro.e from the fact that you may gam there- 
J from an item or two of which you have not hitherto been cognizant^ I 
' am^leased to be able to forward to you this account. It is a good account 
^o^one meeting, being quite full and accurate. n ne of the lourteen. 
r?randchildrenof Jei-emiah, there mentioned as then ^--^' -^^/^^^I 
^:A11 of our meetings have been intensely interesting and Profitable J^^^^^ 
\ think all the New England Kimballs would endorse and second the sug 
V gestion of Sarah Louise Kimball and Herbert W. Kimball that we have a 
^ national reunion of the Kimball Family to be held at Ipswich, Mass 

Sincerely yours, 

^ . "^D. B. KlMBAI.L.' 

V With the above letter was the report of this reunion as it appeared 

in the Manchester Cricket of Oct. 2, 1891, which we reproduce entire. It 
will be noticed thatit was atthis reunion the able essay entitled "Who 
Are The Kimballs" was read by the author Mrs. Alice Kimball Hopkins, 
which was published in the May News of 3 899. We may add that the 
demand for that issue of the News has been and is unusual, and that it 
can no longer be furnished without breaking the set for 1899. It :can.vbe 
had with full volume. 4. ;u 

The following is the report of this notable meeting kindly sent by 
the Salem cousin, who was its chairman. 



The members of one of the numerous branches of the Kimball fam- 
ily-the descendants of Jeremiah KimbaU who was born in Ipswich m 

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1750 and who died therer in 1831 — observed their third triennial reunion on 
Tuesday last, at the beautiful summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. 
Kimball in this town, Mr. Kimball being- one of the grandchildren of the 
deceased Jeremiah. 

The g-uests were wtlaomed by Mr. and Mrs. Kimball and their 
daug-hter, aur< the company enjoyed the early part of the day in visits to 
the beach, and in the fine oak g-rove on the premises, where the entire 
party was photographed by John R. Cheever. 

There were somevery pretty floral decorations in the house, arranged 
by Miss Annah and Miss Hattie Kimball. Among other designs was a 
band of spruce bough in the rear of the hallway with the word "Kimball" 
in goJdenrod, and a beautiful arrangement of hydrangeas in a corner of • 
the parlor, the sitting and dining rooms being likewise embellished with 
autumn flowers. Lunch was served by Killam at three o'clock, followed 
by a meeting of the association. 

Jeremiah Kimball, of Ipswich, was married to Lois Choate of Essex, 
Dec. 30, 1774. Their children were Jeremiah, Lois, Eunice, John, Jona- 
than Choate,. Priscilla, Josiah, Cata, Samuel, Daniel, Sarah and Charles. 
The mother of this family died Dec. 7, 1825, at the age of 72 years. The 
father died Feb. 1, 1831, aged 80 years. The last of the children to die 
was Cata, who died Nov, 14, 1885; she was born July 31, 1788. The chil- 
dren lived to ripe old ages, the aggregate being 886 years, or an average 
of nearly 74 years. (See Fam. Hist. pp. 361-362.) 

The original Kimball of this family was Richard, who came from 
Ipswich, Eng., April 10, 1634, with his wife Ursula in the ship Elizabeth. 
They brought seven children with them. Richard Kimball was born in 
1595. The family descended through John, born in 1693, Jeremiah, born 
in 1717, and the Jeremiah first named above. 

[Note: There seems to be a slight error here. According to the 
Family History, issued since this meeting, the descent is Richard^ Caleb^ 
Caleb" John'* Jeremiah^ Jeremiah, ^ or according to the numbers Richard 1, 
Caleb 7, Caleb 33, John 110, Jeremiah 389, Jeremiah 667. Then see pp. 
658 to 660 and continue on pp. 946 to 950 and to pp. 1068 to 1070. The 
John born in 1693, another branch Richard^ John^ John^ John^. The ex- 
act age of Richard* is not known. The shipping list' of the -Elizabeth had 
his age as 39 in 1634. He was doubtless older. Ed. News.] v' | 

Since the reunion three years ago the following members of the as- 
sociation have died: Joseph F. Kimball of Lynn, for some years editor of 
the News of that city and a brother of Rufus Kimball one of the present 
editors of the Lynn Daily Item; Hon. Howard C. Cady of Washington, 
D. C. ; Hervey Kimball of Newburyport, Mrs. Mary L. Kimball of Salem, 
Mrs. George Haskell of Ipswich, Mrs. Edna Ryder of East Cambridge and 
John C. Kemble of Seattle. 

Rufus Kimball read a memorial of his brother, the late Josiah F. 
Kimball, and Mr. Perkins read one of the late Hervey Kimball. There 
were also memorials of Howard C. Cady, Mrs. Mary L. Kimball, Mis. 
George Haskell, Mrs. Edna Ryder and of John C. Kemble. 

An interesting paper entitled, "Who are the Kimballs?" was pre- 
sented by Alice Kimball Hopkins (published in May News 1899); a song by 
Hannah Kimball Caldwell, of Dunbarton, N. H.; and piano solos by Miss 
Jennie Kimball, of Salem, and Mrs. Emma Sutton, of Peabody. '!'here 
were letters of regret from Mrs. Lucy Kimball Howe, Eau Clair, Wis., 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Slade, of Chelsea, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah F. Kim- 
ball of Portsmouth, N. H., Mrs. Amos Pettingell, of San Diego, Cal., 
Luther C. Caldwell of Washington, D. C, Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Whittier 
of Ipswich, Eugene C. Kimball of Burlington, Vt., Edward W. Cady of 

January, 1900. 

New York City, Henj. H. Ives, of Salem, Henry C: Jewett of Lynn, Ar- 
thur S. Kimball, Oberlin, O. 

At the meeting', Dayid B. Kimball of Salem presided. He called 
upon the following* members of the family, and they responded with brief 
remarks or short family sketches. Georg"e W. Heard, of Brookhne; Rufus 
Kimball of L3mn; Charles Perkins of Newburyport; E. P. Kimball of Ips- 
wich; Dea. Charles Kimball of Concord, N. H.; J. Howard Palmer of Eau 
Clair, Wis.; Charles H. Ing-alls, of Lynn; Arthur Hale of Winchester; Mrs 
Alice Kimball Hopkins of Boston; John C. Kimball of Newburyport; Fred 
A. Kimball of Ipswich. 

The secretary's report showed that there are now living- about 200 
descendants of Jersmiah Kimball and his estimable wife. The oldest per- 
son present was Mrs. Lucy A. Goodwin, aged 77 years, (accompanied by 
three generations of her aesceudants) and the young-est was Ernest A. Kil- 
g-ore, of Salem, ag-ed eight months. 

The twelve children of Jeremiah and Lois Kimball, whose names 
have already been g-iven, constituted a very remarkable family, in the 
influence whitjh they exerted in civil and religious life. All of them were 
devout Christians and constant attendants upon public worship. They 
were quite a' musical family, the father frequently having nine or ten 
of the children in the '"singing seats' with him, joining in the service of 
song, while the mother would occupy the family pew having with her the 
remaining children, and they were always a power for good work. Nor 
was their influence less in other walks of life. From these people sprang 
such men as the late Otis Kimball of Bo&ton, Hon. N. J. Lord and Hon. 
Otis P. Lord, late of Salem, the Hon. Charles Kimball of Ipswich, the 
Hon. Cleaveland Kimball of New York, and his son Col. Edward Cleave- 
land whose name was as familiar as household words on the Pacific coast, 
and who started the first newspaper printed in California, (p. 946.) 

One of the original twelve died unmarried at the age of twenty-four 
and one other died leaving no issue, while only two of the twelve died un- 
der sixty years of age. The oldest, as beiore stated, was Mrs. Cata Heard 
who died at 97, one other attained his 62d year, and four others lived to 
be upwards of 80. 

Notwithstanding the longevity of the twelve, and large number of 
their descendants (200 or more), still of their children only fourteen now 
survive, that is fourteen grandchildren of Jeremiah arid Lois Kimball. 
Their names in the order c f their ages are as follows: Mrs. Lucy Goodwin, 
Miss Susan Kimball, George R. Lord, Samuel C. Kimball, Seth G.Kimball, 
George W. Heard, Mrs. Hannah S. Palmer, Charles Kimball, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth L. Ryder,- Miss Elizabeth Heard, Rufus Kimball, David B. Kimball, 
Mrs. Margaret Hale and Edward P. Kimball. 

The meeting of this family last Tuesday, must certainly have been 
to them an occasion of gieat interest and pleasure. Much of the day was 
spent in a social way, different ones among the older members of the fam- 
ily calling to mind and rehearsing to the younger members, anecdotes re- 
lating to the numerous and striking peculiarities and traits whicb have 
for years characterized this branch of the Kimball family. 

These reminiscences were intensely interesting to every one that 
had the good fortune to hear from them, the traditions related of the 
earlier ancestors, and the traits of character spoken of as having been de 
veloped by succeeding generations, all tending to show that for moie 
than two centuries the Kimballs in New England have been a hardy race 
of God-fearing, God-serving and patriotic men and women, people of 
sterling integrity and rectitude. 

The following were elected to serve until the next reunion: Presi- 
dent, David B. Kimball; Secretary. Rufus Kimball; Executive Committee, 
D. B. Kimball, Geo. W. Heard, Rufus Kimball, Benj. Kimball, Howard C. 
Kimball, George Haskell, Fred A.Kimball, E. P. Kimball and Arthur Hale. 

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Mr. D. B. Kimball has kindly furnished us the following- list of per- 
sons who w^ere present on this interesting- occasion: 

Mrs. Lucy A. Goodwin, Ipswich. 

Miss Susan Kimball, 

George W. Heard, Brookline. 

IVfiss Heard, 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hale, Winchester. 

Miss Elizabeth Heard, 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hale, 

Mrs J. P. Dodge, Salem. 

Miss Strout, 

Mr. and Mrs. John E.Kimball, 

Howard C. Kimball, " 

Miss Jennie Kimball, " 

Harry W. Kimball, . " 

Mrs. Alice Kimball Hopkins, Boston. 

John C. Kimball, Newburyport. 

Miss Percis H. Kimball. 

Miss Lizzie Kimball, " 

George W. Kimball, 

Miss Elizabeth H. Kimball, 

Moody Kimball and son, " 

Charles L Perkins, 

Miss Averill, Ipswich 

Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Daniels and daughter " 

Mrs. Lois Hardy, 

George Haskell, •' 

Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kimball, 

Misses Marion and Lizzie Kimball, '' 

Walter Kimball, " 

Charles Kimball, 

Misses Mary and Susie Kimball, Danvers, 

Mrs. Emma C. Sutton, Peabody. 

Miss Mary Heard Sutton, 

Miss Hannah K. Caldwell, Dunbarton, N.H. 

Mrs. F. P. Kilgore, Salem. 

Master Ernest A. Kilgore, 

Seth G. Kimball, Potter Place, N. H, 

Mr. and Mrs, Charles Kimball, Concord, N.H, 

Miss Annah J. Kimball, 

Mrs. Elizabeth L. Ryder. Bedford, N. H. 

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Lord Ryder, Nashua, N.H. 

Miss Natalie Ryder. 

Master Harris B. Ryder, 

Mrs. Hannah S. Palmier, Georgetown. 

Miss Mary A. Palmer, 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Palmer, " 

Miss Elinor A. Palmer, 

Master Herbert H. Palmer, 

Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Watts, and daughter, Chelsea 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Palmer, EauClair,Wis. 

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Kimball, Ipswich. 

Fred A. Kimball, 

Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Kimball, Salem. 

Miss Hattie Lee Kimball, 

Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Kimball, Lynn. 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Kimball, " 

Miss Elizabeth Choate Kimball, 

Mr. and Mrs, Charles H. Ingalls, " 

Master Arthur K. Blood, 

Miss Stone and Master Middleton, Winchester 

ChangiMg His Voice- 

Some months ag-o the News stated that Edg-ar Hobart of 
Oakland, Cal., (p. 1036, No. 2435, Pam. Hist. ) was in New York 
and woald g-o to Paris. Mrs. Hobart has now returned to Kast 
Oakland with her daug-hter Gladys, to attend school, and Mrs. 
Hobart will return to her husband in Paris, where thej will re- 
main a year or two long-er. Mr. Hobart, it may be remembered, 
was a notable San Francisco baritone sing-er. He was induced 
to improve his talents by study abroad, and for some time has 
been under the personal instruction of Prof. Sbriglis of Paris, 
who has chang-ed his voice from baritone to hig-h tenor — ^"terior 
robusto." This is one of the difficult feats in musical instruc- 
tion. Prof. Sbrig-lis did the same thing- with the voice of Jean 
de Reczke, who now commands $2,000 a nig-ht. Mr. and Mrs. 
Hobart purpose visiting- Eng-land next summer and will take in 
Rattlesden, the home of Richard Kimball, the emig-rant. It will 
be noted that Mrs. Hobart is a sister of Sarah Louise Kimball. 

Georg-e Keith Kimball one of the Colorado cousins living" in 
Golden (p. 775) writes: "I read the letters in December News 
attentively, particularly Capt. F. M. KimbalVs. Think he puts 
the whole thing- in a nutshell, Mrs. J. H. Kimball of Sunbury, 
O., also expresses my sentiments." 

January, 1900. 

Early Kimball Experience in Kansas. 

One 3^oung- editorial brother and cousin C. A. Kimball has 
a little historic sketch in his Courtland Reg-ister from which we 
clip a portion. On pag-e 7, January News, 1898, and on p. 64, 
of the March number, mention is made of this family and their 
entrance into Kansas. It may be mentioned also that the Fred 
G. Kimball who is in the postal service in Alaska, and whose 
letters have appeared in the News, is a son of R. H. Kimball 
herein mentioned. (Hist. p. 940. ) 

Being- situated so close to the Pawnee Villag-e^ the original seat of 
the Pawnee Indians, our readers are doubtless interested in all thing-s 
pertaining" to that tribe. From the accounts of ear] y settlers in the state, 
they were not held in very high esteem, but were looked upon as espec- 
ially unreliable and treacherous, friendly when they had to be, but al- 
ways ready to kill or steal. Such is the character given the people who 
formerly held sway over the prairies of this immediate part of the state 
of Kansas, 

In the fall of 1863, some ten years before the actual settlement o± 
this county, the father and uncle of the editor, J. M, Kimball and R. H. 
Kimball, of Manhattan, headed this way to obtain a supply of buffalo 
meat for the winter. They followed the Republican north of Lake Sibley 
almost to the mouth of the White Rock and there with their team crossed 
the river, narrowly escaping being inired in the quick sand. In the mean- 
time the Pawnees met them and gave them due notice to go back and 
quit hunting f«r buffaloes. On their refusal to do so the Indians scattered 
out in the country ahead of them, and drove all game away from them.' 
Not once in the whole trip out did the hunters so much as ca:ch sight of 
buffalo. At length, discouraged, they gave up the chase and started on 
the return trip, when by accidental good luck, they ran acioss a fine buf- 
falo which they shot and carried home. Their love for the Pawnees was 
not at all increased by this experience as may be iiuagined. Little did 
they guess that m a few years there would be a home on every quarter 
section, and that prosperous little villages would dot the plain with 
churches and school houses in every direction. 

Mrs. Mary Catherine (Kimball) wife of Jonathan H. Fish, 
died Saturday, Dec. 16, 1899, at 11 o'clock at her home in North 
Andover, Mass., after an illness of about six weeks. Death 
was due to a complication of diseases and was not wholly unex- 
pected. Mrs. Fish was born in Lancaster, Ohio, 64 years ag-o, 
her mother was Mahala Kimball, a native of Virg-inia, and her 
father Abraham Kimball of Andover. Mr. and Mrs. Fish were 
married in 1852. Other than the husband a brother Georg-e 
Kimball of Peterboro, N. H.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Pollard 
and Mrs. Ellen M. Aldridg-e of Providence, R. I.; and six chil- 
dren, Mrs. Ella Eldridg-e of Haverhill, Mrs. Ida Genley and 
Mrs. He nnah Peabody of Boxford, Arthur of Andover, Albert 
C. of Lawrence, and John K, P^ish of Andover survive. 

On pag^e 591 Fam. Hist, a record of her marriag-e may be 
found but nothing- of her children. Mr. and Mrs. Fish lived 
in North Andover ever since their marriag-e in 1852. 

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Supplemental Notes to Family History. 


I send you, a little record not in Kimball History. 
John Lang-don Kimball, born in Hiram, Maine, Dec. 31, 1821; m. in Hiram, 
.Me., Jan. 1, 1853, Sarah M. Eastman, daug-hter of Caleb and Lney (Brick- 
ett) Eastman, born in Waterford, Me., Jan., 1, 1835. Mr. Kimball was a 
representative in the Maine Leg-islature in 1863. He resides in Poland, Maine. 


i Helen May, b. July 13, 1853. 

ii Emeline Hubbard, b. Aug, 25, 18r>6; d. Feb. 17, 1898. 

iii John, b. Mar. 4, 1859. 

iv Frank Weston, b. June 30, 1861, 

V Frances Augusta, b. Dec. 26, 1865. 

vi Eddie, b. Sept. 7, 1866; d. Oct. 24, 1867. 
vii Mary Langdon, b. Sept. 5, 1869. 
viii George Willard, b. Aug. 23, 1873. 
ix Robert Lawrence, b. Aug. 29, 1877. 
Page 89 — Elizabeth Kimball married Moses Eastman, as stated. For their 
eleven children see Fam News p. 258. Sarah, the eldest of these 
married Jacob Carter, son of David Carter. They had 


i Susannah (Carter)'^ b. Jan. 31, 1777; d. Sept. 1778. 

ii Susananah (Carter)*^ b. May 31, 1780: m. Abraham Dunkley. 
iii Moses(Carter)*', b Aug. 8, 1782; m. Clarissa Poor. He was an M.D. 
iv Sally (Oarter)^, b. Aug. 2, 1785; m. 1st John Robie; 2nd, Jonathan 

V Ruth (Carter)", b. Mar. 10, 1788; m. Jonathan Proctor. 

vi Abiel (Carter)" b. May 2, 1791; d. in Savannah, Ga., in 1827; m. 
Mariah Beach, 
vii Ann (Carter)" b. Dec. 12. 1793; m. Jeremiah Tilton. 

viii Jacob (Carter)" b. ; m. Caroline Stocking. 

ix Ebenezer (Carter)" b. ; m. Mary Goodhue. 

Their third child David born in Concord, N. H., Jan. 15, 1763; m. Ruth 
Carter. He resided in Concord, N. H. 


i Cynthia, b. in Concord, N. H., Jan. 15, 1788; m. Moses Kimball. 
For her descendants see No. 562 Kimball history (p. 311.) 
Their fourth child Ebenezer born in Concord, N. H., Oct. 19, 1765; died in 
Salisbury, N. H,, April 10, 1833; m. Esther Farnum, daughter of 
Ephraim, born Oct. 25, 1772. The grave stone says his wife was 
Esther Lyford. She might have been a widow (Lyford) Farnum, or 
he might have had a second wife. He lived in Salisbury, N. H. 
i Judith", b. Oct. 1, 1793; m. Caleb Morrill, and died in 1849; no 
• children, 
ii Charlotte", b. June 10, 1798; m. Dudley Ladd. Child: 1, Charlotte 
E. (Ladd)", b. in Hallowell, Me., May 5, 1824: m. Oct. 28, 1845, Ed- 
ward H. Barret and lived in Maine, 
lii Mary" b. Feb. 8, 1799: m. Dr. John L. Perley of Meredith, N. H, 
iv Franklin", b. : m Mary Morrison, 

January, 1900. 

Moiiumeiital Inscription. 

High Street Burying Yard, Ipswich, Mass, 

Ry.v. David Tenney Kimball; 
in Bradford, Mass., 
Nov. 23, 1782, 
Graduated at 
Harvard Colieg-e in 1803, 
Ordained the Eleventh 
Pastor of the First 
Congregational Church, 
in Ipswich, Oct. 8, 1806, 
in which relation he died 
Feb. 3, 1860, aged 77 years. 
A fine classical scholar, a vigorous writer, a man of unsullied puri- 
ty and humble piety, a kind husband, a tender parent, a sincere friend, a 
faithful pastor. 

When the summons came, catching a glimpse of heaven, he said: 
"The gates of the New Jerusalem are opening. I see within the city." 
(Family History says he died Nov. 2, 1860.) 

Dolly Varxum Coburn 
in Dracutt, Mass., 
Oct. 1, 1783, 
wife of 
R^w D. T. Kimball, 
Died Dec. 12, 1873, 
aged 90 years. 
Her husband said of ner: "During my eatire min'stry she has been 
my firm, consistent and devoted helper in Christ Jesus." 
"Her children rise up and call her blessed." 

Levi Frisbie, sou of Rev. D. T. and Mrs. D. V. Kimball, died May 9, 
1816, aged two we^ks. (History says in 1818.) 

Augustine P. Kimball, son of Rev. D. T. and Mrs. D. V. Kimball 
died Aug. 13, 1859, aged 46 years. 

The above is from Ipswich Independent. 

The New Kng-land Farmer of Boston says that Sumner 
Kimball of Lovell, Maine, recently killed two nine-months-old 
pigs. One tipped the scales at 308, and the other at 380 pounds. 

[Sumner Kimball supports the News, and the reader is in- 
debted to him for much information. See Hist. p. 1039. News 
Oct. 1898.] 

10 Kimball Family News 

**Kitig" Kimball. 

The following" letter concerning- Abraham Kimball, (Fam. 
Hist. p. 16S>) may be of interest. The writer is a daug-hter of 
Hannah Mahala Kimball, who married Mosher (not Moses) 
Ordway, [Hist. p. 679. Fam. News p. 108]. Abraham Kimball 
was the son of Aaron who had settled in Hopkinton. His cousin 
Reuben [p. 167]settled in the adjoining- town of Warner, and his 
son Daniel was the first white child born in that town, but it is 
not recorded that Daniel was given a farm in consequence. 
There were forts in both towns as some protection ag-ainst " the ,. 
Indians, and it was while g"oing- to the fort in Warner that 
Abraham was captured by the Indians as mentioned on pag-e 10 
of the Family News. 

In a recent issue of the "News'' I read that your great g-reat grandfather 
was the first male child born in Hopkinton. I have friends living in that 
tow^n, and vhile visiting them, have often passed the spot where the town 
has erected a tablet to his memory, but I cannot remember the date of 
his birth, given on the tablet. He was called "King"' Kimball because he 
owned five hundred acres of land on Beach Hill, which was given to him 
by the town for being the first male child born in that town. A friend of 
mine in that town was for a long time the owner of a chair used by Mr. 
Kimball in church as long ago as when they used the "box pews". My 
friend died this summer at the age of ninety three and it had been in her 
possession a great many years. After her death many of her goods were 
disposed of at auction, and among them this chair, which was sold to a 
Mr. Fuller, a hotel keeper of Peterboro, N. H. I felt sorry to see it pass 
into the hands of strangers, and felt that one of the many Kimballs in 
town should have purchased it. 
Penacook, N. H. Laura Elliott. 


John W. Day (p. 305) died in Haverhill, Mass., recently^ 
after an illness of over a year's duration. The deceased was a 
son of John and Harriet Kimball-Day. He leaves a widow, 
three daughters and one son. On pag"e 305 Fam. Hist, men- 
tion is made of marriag-e of John Day and Harriet Kimball, but 
nothing- of their children or g-randchildren which it seems are 
now living-. It is by supplying- these many omissions that the 
NkWvS can be made valuable. Why not do it?. 

Mrs. J. H. Kimball of Sunbury, O., sugg-ests that a Kimball 
Reunion be held in Chicag-o, next year when the Grand Army 
meets there. The sug-g-estion is a g-ood one. There ought to 
be no trouble in having- a larg-e family reunion there at any 
time as there are hundreds of the family right there or not far 
away. Only lack of interest prevents. 

January, 1900. 11 

County Treasurer of Kings County. 

At the late election in New York, John W. Kimball of 
Brooklyn was elected by the democrats to the office of County 
Treasurer of Kings County. John W. Kimball is a son of Wil- 
liam A. Kimball, No. 809, p. 625, of the History. It will be no- 
ticed that he is a cousin of Gen. Sumner I, Kimball of the Life 
Saving- Service, one feature of the United States Treasury De- 
partment at Washing-ton, and both are nephews of our centen- 
arian cousin Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball Garvin of Westford, Mass., 
who passed her 104th birthday Dec. 3, 1899, sketches of whose 
life have been given in earlier numbers of the News. 

John W. Kimball has quite kept up the reputation of the 
family for integrity and uprightness of character. He was 
.elected to this office as regular democratic candidate. He is not 
a ward politician and was not elected as such, but because of 
his eminent litness for office. As evidence we find the follow- 
ing tribute both to himself and his republican opponent in the 
Brooklyn Citizen, of Nov. 8: 

"The normal vote finds expression in the balloting for the 
office of County Treasurer. The respective candidates for this 
office were two representative Brooklynites, against neither of 
whom could a word of reproach be uttered. Both were gentle- 
men of unimpeachable character, whose lives were open as a book. 
Both were business men of wide experience, and both possessed 
the confidence of their fellow citizens to a notable degree. 
Neither candidate made any special canvass, each relying on 
the general appeal to popularity which unimpeachable charac- 
ter and known ability must effectively present. The figures of 
the vote for these most excellent representatives of their respec- 
tive sides are the best and fairest exponent of the relative 
strength of the two parties. Mr. Kimball will be found to have 
carried the county by about the normal Democratic majority of 
about 14,000. 

Mr. Kimball had previously held this office and had re- 
ceived the following mention from various papers. 

Mr. Kimball is not only a man of acknowledg-ed integrity, but of 
fiist class business faculties and an excellent official — Eagle.— Ind. Bern. 

The State's Examiner reported that the County Treasurer's office 
of King""s County under Mr. Kimball had become the model office of the 
state. — . Citizen. — Bern. 

Mr. Kimball is a g"ood official and has a g'ood record in office. — E D. 
Ti7ne.s-. — Rep. 

John Kimball, the candidate for County Treasurer, is a man of un- 
blemished reputation. — Herald. — Ind. 

John W. Kimball, Democratic candidate is the best County Treas- 
urer this county has ever had. —i?7'ooA-Z?/77< Weekly. — Tnd„. 

12 Kimball Family News 

Mrs. riaria Freeman Gray. 


Mrs. Gray is a g-rand daug-hter of John Kimball No. 772, 
pag-e 408. The record of this John is very incomplete in the 
history, and entirely disappears with the mention of two sons 
on page 731, and a g-randsonon pag-e 1008. 

Mrs. Gray is a daughter of A^chsah Bridgman (Kimball) 
Freeman, a daughter of this John Kimball, and is not mentioned 
in the History. It is stated on page 408 that her father, John^ 
married Lydia Granger and had two children, Erastus S. and 
Francis H. there mentioned. John Kimball 'married first, 
Electa Granger and they had seven children of whom Achsali 
was the third. His second wife was Lydia Granger and they 
had four sons, the tv^^o younger being- Erastus and Francis. 
A future number of the News will give a complete record of 
this large family. Achsah Bridgman Kimball born 1808, mar- 
ried Daniel Sanford Freeman, May 5, 1831, and they were the 
parents of nine children of whom Maria was the eldest. She 
became the wife of John Henry Gray and they had two chil- 
dren. The family lives in San Francisco. 

Mrs. Gray is president of the W. C.T. U. in California, and 
vice president for the U. S., also connected with many other 
similar organizations. Society for advocating disarmament of 
nations, etc., and travels all over the: world on this business, but 
since 1^:^87 has made San Francisco her permanent home. Her 
husband John Henry Gray, the first republican judg-e in Iowa 
(his picture is in the State House in Hes Moines), born in Queen 
Anne County, Maryland, son of George Gray. 

Miss Sarah Louise Kimball of San Francisco, to whom w^e 
owe so much, writes: 

Mrs. Gray has two sons, George F. and Harry N. Gray, contractors, 
well known here as Gray Bros., doing" all scirts of street work and rail- 
road building, etc., and their office is nest door to the Mills Building, be- 
ing 31(5 Montgomery street. The younger son, H. N. Gray, is married and 
and lives at the California Hotel on Bush Street, the second block above 
Montgomerj^ and (reorge lives at home with his mother, at 897 Bush 
Street, a few blocks further up the hill; so we are neig*iibors. I called on 
Mrs. Gray a few weeks ago, taking up a copy of the history, to find her 
grandfather John Kimball, whom she had never been able to trace, but 
we couldn't find him, and when she returned the book to me, a week or so 
later, I resolved to look through all that sixth generation and locate 
every single John, she having heard he was born in Shutebury, Mass. 
Her youngest uncle, Frank Kimball, lives at Eas!: Hampton. Mass., and 
he gave her this information, but couldn't give her grandfather's name. 
So I started in looking for John, and hadn't turned a half a dozen pages 
till i found him, right in the family I previously said she bore such a 
strong resemblance to — that of Dr. Edwin Kimball, of Haywards (1559a) — 

January, 1900. 13 

and it seems that her John was son of Boyce Kimball, a soldier in the 
revolution, he son of another Boyce Kimball, whose son Reuel had a son 
Reuel Jr., father of Dr. Edwin Kimball. (Richard, Richard, Samuel, Ebe- 
nezer, Boyce, Boyce, John, Achsah Bridgman (Freeman), Maria (Freeman 
Gray.) So there is a whole lot more to go into the supplement, as her 
uncles left large families. She will make out a memorandum of all this 
and send to you. Mrs. Gray graduated from the Wesleyan Seminary in 
]85^, and afterwards taught school. 

In connection with the above we clip the following" from the 
Iowa State Reg-ister, published by the Clarkson Brothers of Des 

In a recent issue of a San Francisco paper occurs prominent mention 
of a big industrial improrement contract just secured by Gray Bros., con- 
tractors of that city. The contract calls for the expenditure of SI, 2.50, 000, 
and for the employment of 1,000 men for more than a year. Glaus Spreck- 
els, the sugar king, is the person making the improvement. The interest- 
ing part of the story to Des Moines readers is the fact that the members 
of the firm of Gray Brothers, are old residents of Des Moines. Both mem- 
bers of the firm were brought up in this city, having left here about eigh- 
teen years ago, when they went to San Francisco and engaged in the pav- 
ing business. 

J. H. Gray was for years judge of the District Court in Des Moines. 
His wife, Maria Freeman Gray, was prominent in the work of the first 
and Centenary Methodist churches here, and was a teacher in the Sunday 
schools. Judge Gray died in Des Moines and his wife and sons moved to 
San Francisco. Mrs. Gray, whom many Des Moines people will remember, 
is now president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of San 
Francisco county. Mr. Harry Gray, a member of the present firm of Gray 
Brothers, years ago carried a paper route for The Register. Both of the 
young men while in Des Moines were known for their sterling integrity, 
and as a prominent resident of Des Moines said yesterday, gave promise 
of the great success which they have attained in their business affairs, as 
evidenced by their last large contract. 

The g'reat packing- house of Boston whose alleged failure 
was recently announced was founded by John P. Squire, whose 
wife was a daug-hter of Sarah (Kimball) Orvis. We do not 
know as the exact status of this g-reat concern is yet known. 
One report had it that the Armours had come to the relief of 
Mr. Squire whose embarrassment was only temporary. The 
Kimball Family History, p. 879 says he went to Boston a poor 
boy and built up the larg-est pork packing- business in New Eng-- 
land. He was the first to institute a fig-ht ag-ainst adulterated 
lard. He was noted for his integ-rity and would only handle 
the best stock to be had. 

14 Kimball Familj News 

Audi Alteram Partem. 

Salt Lake City, Utah. 

December, 14, 1899. 
G. F. Kimball, Esq., 

Topeka, Kansas. 
DearSik and Cousin: — My attention has been called to a letter sig-ned 
''Helen Vilate Kimball Tilton", printed in the September number, 1899, of 
the Kimball Family News, of which you are the publisher. Certain parts 
of that letter I cannot allow to pass unchalleng-ed, reflecting- as they* do 
upon the lives and characters of some who^e memorieo are dear to 
me, and who are not here to speak for themselves, I am a g-randson of 
Heber C. Kimball and his wife Vilate Murray Kimball, and am author 
and compiler of the biography, "Life of Hebor C. Kimball," published at 
Salt Lake City, in 1888. While that work is not directly assailed by your 
correspondent, certain statements made in the book are disputed, and 
allegations put forth which have no foundation in fact. I begin with one 
of the least important: 

Cousin Helen, your correspondent, says, referring to Heber C. Kim- 
ball, "His father was not a blacksmith * * * Solomon Farnham Kimball 
was a potter." 

The best answer to this is in Heber C. Kimball's own words, taken 
from his private journal, which says: "My father's name was Solomon 
Farnham Kimball ** * He was a blacksmith by trade, and carried on 
that business * * * About the age of fourteen mj father put me to work 
in his shop to learn the blacksmith trade." In another place he informs 
us that his middle name, "Chase", vs as given him in honor of Judge Chase 
of Massachussetts, who had reared his (Heber's) father from a boy and 
taught him the black joiith's trade. He says notliing about his father's 
being a potter, or of being sent by him to sell his wares in Buffalo or any 
other place. He does say, however, that his father having lost his prop- 
erty, was left temporarily in distressful circumstances, and that his 
eldest brother, Charles, hearing' of his condition, offered to teach hira the 
potter's trade, an offer which he immediately accepted. That cousin 
Helen picked up many "stories" in the East respecting her grandfather, 
and also heard from his own lips during his lifetime many "amusing yarns." 
1 have no doubt. I cheerfully concede the probable truth of this claim. 
But what are those "stories" worth, and of what value is her memory of 
those "amusing yarns" when compared with the personal record made by 
the man himself for historical purpose^? That record states, respecting 
his removal from Vermont to New York (which Cousin Helen has "always 
been told was in 1809") thac it was in February, 1811. 

Again she says of her grandparents, Heber and Vilate, that "pol5'- 
gamy broke up their home." How happens it then, that they lived to- 
gether and maintained that home — a home of love and union — from the 
time plural marriage was established, at Nauvoo, Illinois, in July, 1843, 
to the day of grandmother's death, at Salt Lake City, Utah, October 33, 
18()0? And if, as your correspondent further says, "Grandma never be- 
lieved in polygamy, and did not know grandpa was in it until he had four- 
teen wives", (a most atrocious statement!) why did he testify at her funeral 
that his plural wives had been given him by his heroic and devoted part- 
ner, Vilate, in obedience to what they both deemed a divine law? Vilate 
Kimball fully sanctioned all that her husband did in the matter of taking 
jSlural wives, and they enjoyed each other's confidence to the utmost 
throughout their lives. Everybody knows this who knows anything 
about them and their domestic affairs and is not too much embittered 
against Mormonism to clearly see and candidly state the facts. 

The "Aunt" Cousin Helen refer -. to as "married to Joseph Smith", was 
my own mother, Helen Mar Kimball Whitney, who was indeed sealed to the 

January, 1900. 15 

t>.^T.het Joseph Smith as a plural wife, prior to her marriage with my 
/ti?pr Horace K. Whitney. She was given to the Prophet m the Patriar- 

?: 1 Order of Marriage— commonly called polygamy— by and with the 
^^Lnt of both her parents, and the statement that the Prophet threat- 
^^^her if she dare tell, and it was three years before her parents knew 
Sh"^^ absolutely false. I haye heard my mother relate the facts concern- 
•r,; her parents, and her own acceptance of the principle of plural mar- 

°?,rtoores of times, and those facts are substantially set forth m chapter 
I!fof the -Life of Heber C. Kimball." On page 335 of the 

same book is 


She is 

rn,r*^mother's person.1,1 narrative in relation to it. Cousin Helen's 
^relation to these matters are not entitled to the least credence 
not authorized nor qualified to .peak concerning them. A Mormon would 
^ot he considered a reliable authority on Episcopaliamsm, especially if he 
hated that religion and had; turned his back upon it because he hated it; 
neither is an Episcopalian, who hates Mormonism, a reliable authority on 

that ^^^;;*;^^^^i^^ that our grandparents came to hej father -whenever 
in financial straits", is repudiated by every member of the Kimball family 
who has spoken to me on the subject, urging me to reply m their 
behalf to tCse erroneous statements. All during his life m Utah, ex- 
centin- only the early pioneer period, when all were poor together, Heber 
cKbaU was a prosperous man, and left at his death a large estate, 
which wL fairly and equitably diyided among the members of his numer- 
ous fairly, Coulin Helen's father included. That he was a great help to 
hL father managing his affairs in his absence and looking after his in- 
terests is undoubtedly true, and grandfather speaks of it and gives him 
full cred't for the record he has left; true also that loans and gifts may 
have passed^etween them, as betvveen any lovmg father and filial^son 
wno were men of means; but if she seeks to convey the impression that 
her oTandfather was at any time in an impecunious condition, insomuch 
That her father had to help him financially, she seeks to do somethmg for 
whilh thereTs no warrant whatever. Her own father would never make 

such ^^1^^°;- .^„ t^^^t Heber C. Kimball said, the heaviest sin on his 

soul was making such a wreck of her father's life, as he had been obliged 
to do since ioining the Mormons", is a wretched piece ot trumpery. He- 
ber C Kimball lived and died a devoted latter-day «aint true to the relig- 
fon hehadespoused. His life-long friend and associate. President Bngham 
Youno- said at his funeral: -He was a man of as much integrxty, I pre- 
sume'as any man who ever lived upon the earth." As such he was in- 
capable of such a remark as that attributed to him by ^^^ «o^.r^«P^°^^,^5; 
He never regretted joining the Mormons; he never vvrecked li|« ^^^^ /^^^ 
by joining them, or by any other act; and I would stake my life that he 
never made such a remark at any time or place. . _ . 

. As to his books being destroyed by fire in^ front of his oflhce door 
while he was being buried," that is a piece off the same bolt. Nobody out 
here, that I know of, ever heard of such a thing until it appeared in your 
columns over the signature of Helen V. Kimball Tilton I have quoted in 
this letter several passages from one of the books that she evidently ..'ants 
you to believe were "destroyed by fire", and which are safe m the posses- 
sion of grandfather's family., : . V,- V, 1^.1 \r^ l^i« 
The -insult" that "caused a stroke of paralysis , which led to his 
death, was an accidental fall from his buggy^. while driving ^^ °f ^^ mto 
the premises recently purchased by him in the town of Provo, fifty nnles 
south of Salt Lake City. The forward wheels going suddenly into a ditch, 
he was thrown out violently upon the ground, where he lay stunned and 
helpless until discovered and assisted into the house. He never fully re- 
covered from the effects of this accident, and a few weeks later was strick- 
en with paralysis, took to his bed and died, June 22, 1868. 

426 Kimball Family News 

In making- this statement, I have had to waive what in me amounts 
to a positive aversion— a dislike to anything- in the nature of a contention, 
especially with a woman. I am very sorry that Cousin Helen — between 
whom and myself friendly feelings have always existed — g-ave the provo- 
cation. I have answered her in the interests of truth and justice. 

Yours sincerely, 

Orson F. Whitney. 


We, the undersig-ned, representative members of the family of He- 
ber C. Kimball, hereby affirm the truth of the foregoing- statement,' by 
Bishop Whitney, and the falsity of the allegations to which it is a reply. 

J. Golden Kimball. 

Newell W. Kimball. 

Elias S . Kimball. 

Alice Kimball Smith. 

Joseph Kimball. 

Solomon F. Kimball. 

Toms of Grasshoppers. 

Last summer a party of scientists, whose work has been de- 
scribed by Prof. James Putnam Kimball (p. 743 Fam. Hist) ex- 
plored a part of the Rocky Mountains in the southern part of 
Montana. The region is but little known and contains some 
remarkable g-laciers. Referring- to this the Omaha Bee says: 

Among the glaciers found in these mountains and recently described 
by James P. Kimball is Grasshopper glacier, which derives its name from 
the enormous quantity of grasshopper remains that are found on and in 
the glacier. Periodically the grasshoppers that thrive in the prairie to 
UDrth take their flight southward -and must needs cross the mountains. 
Their favorite route seems to be across this wide glacier, and in the pas- 
sage scores of thousands of them succumb to the rigor of cold and wind, 
fall helpless upon the snow, and are finally entombed in the ice. In the 
course of time billions of them haye been the victims of this glacier. 
They are, of course, carried by the ice river down into the valley and de- 
posited at the melting edge of the ice, and Mr. Kimball says that thous- 
ands of tons of grasshopper remains are the principal material at the low- 
er edge of the glacier. We hear very often of rocks and sand as forming 
the terminal moraine of glaciers, but here is a glacier whose principal 
morainal material is grasshoppers. 

These insect remains are washed out of the ice in furrows wherever 
the sun's heat has grooved the service into runlets of descending water. 
The grasshoppers permeate the glacier from top to bottom. No fragment 
of ice can be broken so small as not to contain remains. Most of the in- 
sects have been reduced to a coarse powder, and the furrows of them 
washed out by the runlets and naturally disposed in parallel lines are 
very dark in color. 

Utimball-'^amilii uLews 

Vol, III, No. 2. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1 .00 a year. 

Topeka^ Kansas, February, 1900. 

Some Ohio Kimballs. 

Mr. Will A. Thomas, of Kinsman, Ohio, writes: "I will be with you 
each year, and you should make your subscription price hig-h enoug"h to 
enable the press to run. There is only a small wing* of the family here, 
and none of the name, but we have Thomas, Hattcn, Gilvin, Bush, McCurdy 
Battrick, Burch, Shumaker, all Lucinda Kimball's children and grand- 
children, twenty-four sons and daughters in-law, first and second degrees 
eleven. We don't feel at liberty to make any n^se, but think you should 
make enough to keep the project booming. (See No. 1710, p. 792, and p. 
1032 Fam. Hist.) , 

There are interesting- features reg-arding the Ohio branches 
of the family, of which there are several. On the seventh pag-e 
of the Family History mention is made of the early mig-rations 
of the Kimballs. It is there stated that Joseph'^ went to Preston 
Conn. It seems from p. 65, however to have been his son Jos- 
eph. It was his son Joseph-^ who moved to Plainfield, N. H., 
and became the head of a larg-e branch of the family, of whom 
the Nkws has already much to say. It includes the larg-e family 
of Roswell Kimball, barely mentioned on pag-e 198 of the His- 
tory, but fully g-iven in Sept. News, 1898. Some of the, de- 
scendants of Joseph, at a more recent date -removed to Ohio. 

But in 1726 John"^ (p. 54, Hist,) boug-ht land in Preston, 
Conn-, and moved there the next year. The descendants of this 
John became exceeding-ly numerous in Connecticut and particu- 
larly in the neig-hborhood of Preston. A study of this branch 
of the family is exceeding-ly interesting-. But our knowledg-e of 
it is very incomplete, which would seem unnecessary as many 
valuable records are filed away in the archives of that state, 
some of which yet may be unearthed. John Kimball* [p. 77 Fam. 
Hist.] had a daug-liter Eunice who married one Thomas Rix. 
Possibly our g-enealogical friend, Mr. Guy. S. Rix of Concord, 
N. H., who is compiling- a work on a branch of his family, may 
yet unearth something- of interest from this mine. 

The Connecticut Kimballs were patriotic. They foug-ht in 
Indian wars, in the Revolution, in 181^, and in the civil war. 
Many of them became sailors and navig-ators; very many 
were scholarly. When that pdrtioti of the north-west territory 
bordering on Lake Erie, since knowii\as the Western Reserve, 
was ceded, to Cotinecticut, there was a rapid settlement of that 

18 Kimball Family News 

fertile reg-ion. Among these emigrants were many Kimballs, 
and their descendants there are very numerous, as may be seen 
in the sing-le instance mentioned in the above letter. 

But there were many others belonging- to nearly every 
branch of the family who settled in Ohio. The state was at one 
time a kind of half way station between the east and the far 
west. We have not much information regarding those who re- 
mained, and are lacking greatly as to those who went further 
on. Probably there are more of the family descendants in Ohio, 
of whom little or nothing is known than in any other state. 
And much interesting history lies here concealed, for some mem- 
bers are known to have been active in the struggle against 
the Indians and in the war of 1812 which has not been made 
clear Here is much faniily history in nubibus. 

Col. Daniel Burns Dyer of Augusta, Ga., has been invest- 
ing in a new bachelor home in the suburbs of the city but on his 
line of railway and is putting it in condition for the enjoyment of 
his friends. It is to have over twenty rooms and of course will 
be burdened with bric-a-brac, and old fashioned furniture. 
While not yet finished he entertained there several of his New 
York and other railroad friends some days ago in a style that 
called forth a half column from the daily Chronicle. You can 
learn a good deal about Col. Dyer, son of Klizabeth Howe Kim- 
ball, on page 909 of the Family History, and from the Family 
Nkws, February 1898, and in other numbers. 

Lieut-Commander W. W. Kimball, who was in charge of a 
flotilla of torpedo boats at the beginning of the war with Spain, 
has been promoted to be commander in the navy. The March 
News, 1898, page 61, told of his experiences down the coast, 
and other sketches are given on pages 99 and 133. He is the 
son of the late Gen. Wm. King Kimball of Maine, and has re- 
cently been visiting his old home in that state. [Fam. Hist. p. 

The Nkws intended to announce last month, with the pub- 
lication of Bishop Whitney's article that it must close the dis- 
cussion as to Heber C. Kimball. It was overlooked. We now 
have another article by Helen Vilate Kimball, very kind in tone 
as becomes one cousin toward another, but which may well be 
omitted and close a somewhat unprofitable argument. 

February, 1900. 19 

His Suggestion. 

I was in Ipswich (Massachusetts) last sumnier for a few days and 
while there visited the public library and in conversation with the libra- 
rian (Miss Caldwell) I found that it did not contain a copy of the "Kimball 
Family History" which refers to so many of the past and present inhabit- 
ants of the t®wn and their descendants. 

It occurred to me then that a copy of the History as well as the 
bound volumes of the "Kimball Family News." and also the current nura- 
l>ers of the latter, as 'they maj'- be issaed, should be in the library. I 
should think that if the matter was broufifht before the members of the 
family throug"h the "News" that an amount sufficient to pay for the vol- 
umes to present to the library mig-Jit be easily raised. 

The individual subscriptions mig-ht be sent to the editor of the 
"News" and the amounts received published until a sufficient sum for the 
purpose should be obtained. What do you think of the idea? 

Yours truly, 
Indianapolis, Ind. Howard Kimball. 


All numbers of the Nkws SO far' issued have been sent to 
the Ipswich Library, as well as to more than lifty other public 
libraries, historical and genealogical societies. What use is 
made of them we cannot say. Manj^ we know to be received 
with thanks, and missing- numbers, if there be any, are called 

The Family History ought to be in every public library, es- 
pecially where the family connections are known to be. One of 
the first things that Capt. F. M. Kimball (No. 1865) did when 
the History came out, was to deposit a copy with the Kansas 
State Historical Society. It was also done by others in other 
places. It ought to be done in Ipswich by descendants living 
there. Of all places in the country every possible record of the 
family should be found in the Ipswich library. 

Who Was He? Where Is He? 

In the middle of June, 1870, I met a conductor on the Pacific 
road as we were coming west, and were I think in Wyoming. A 
cinder had lodged in my eye, and seeing me try to get it out, he 
offered to help and soon relieved me. He asked my name, 
and when I told him said his name was Kimball too. I think 
he told me he was from New England, but I am certain 
he told me he had a herd of cattle off feeding in that country. 

He was not over thirty I think, and the resemblance to some 
of the Kimballs I knew was quite strong. If living I wish he 
would report to the News. 

Mrs.— — Kimball. 

20 Kimball Family News 

A Golden Wedding. 

A late number of the Oxford County Advertiser, published 
atNorwa3^ Me., where many members of the family have lived and 
are living-, contains a leng-thy notice of the g-olden wedding- of 
Mr and Mrs. Franklin Hobbs of Fryeburg-. Mrs. Hobbs was 
Berthia Kimball, daug-hter of Isaac Kimball, Fam. Hist. p. 509. 
As may there be seen her sisters married one an Eastman, and 
one a Farring-ton, both historic families. Captain Stephen Far- 
ring-ton was sent with a small force to quell the last Indian re- 
bellion in New Eng-land. Their descendants were present, and 
so were several members of the Barker family, from which Mr. 
Hobbs was descended, his ancestor Richard Barker having- mar- 
ried Anna Kimball, the eldest daug-hter of Benjamin who came 
over from Kng-land in 1634 with his father Richard. 

The following- extract is clipped from the Advertiser's no- 
tice, a very long- list of presents being- omitted: 

Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. Hobbs celebrated their golden wedding 
Dec. 23, with a dinner party. Some sixty guests were present. 

This place has always been their home; it is here they reared their 
family of six children, three sons and three daug'hters, all of vvhom are 
living. It is enough to say that they are all beloved and respected by 
every one. 

Mr. Hobbs has been ill, much of the time during the last ten or 
twelve years. He is now enjoying a comfortable degree of health. Mrs. 
Hobbs, witii her daughter Lily, keeps the home in a flourishing condition, 
while their son James, who is near b\^ has had control of the large valu- 
able farm ever since Mr. Hobbs became an invalid. 

Many presents came to attest the sincere reg'ards of their hosts of 
friends. Also poems were read and speeches were made, which gave much 
zest to the occasion. 

Dwlght L. Moody. 

When the late evang-elist was seven years old he left North- 
field to seek employment in Boston, where his uncle was in busi- 
ness -as a shoe merchant. He was eng-ag-ed with some reluc- 
tance and on two conditions: The lad ag-reed to be g-overned by 
his advice, and to attend reg-ularly the Sunday School and ser- 
vices of the Mt. Vernon Cong-reg-ational Church. His pastor 
was the eloquent and learned Dr. K. N. Kirk, himself a success- 
ful evang-elist. Mr. Moody was converted throug-h the personal 
efforts of Edward Kimball, his Sunday-school teacher. The 
seed thus sown was found after many days w^hen Mr. Moody, 
preaching- in Boston, converted a son of that very teacher. 

February, 1900. 


The marriage of Miss Jessica Sloan Kimball of Los Ang-eles, 
and Chas Kdward Parcells of Oakland took place recently at the 
home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Eliza Kimball. Miss Hattie 
Kimball assisted as maid of honor, and the affair seems to have 
been a notable society event. 

At Salem, Mass., an interesting- New Year's wedding- was 
that of Miss Mary Ella Bridg-es of Salem, and Mr. Clement L. 
Kimball of Ipswich. A reception followed, and after a short 
bridal tour they settled down at Weymouth. 

Frank Willard Kimball, a lawyer of San Francisco, and 
Miss Ida Jane Winams of San Jose were married Dec. 25, 1899, 
at the home of the bride's mother. The g-room is a member of 
the law firm of Kimball & Kimball (Frank Willard and John 
Albion) 819 Market Street. The San Francisco Call says: 

The wedding" ceremony was elaborate and impressive throughout, 
the ring service being" used in accordance with the full ritual of the 
Methodist church. Smilax, holly, mistletoe, everg"reen, feathery bamboo 
and w]\ite roses formed the decorations. The bride wore a beautiful 
gown of nun's veiling trimmed with taffeta silk and chiffon, and she car- 
ried white carnations, maidenhair ferns and orange blossoms. After the 
wedding ceremony was performed a wedding dinner was served. 

The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful presents 
and congratulatory messages from various sections of the couatry The 
bride is one of San Jose's most beautiful and talented ladies and a popular 
favorite. Mr. Kimball is a prominent young attorney and politician. 

(This member of the family is not found in the history. His grand- 
father was John Kimball who served in the Revolution from Massachu- 
setts, and afterwards went to Maine. His son, or one of them, Willard 
Sneli Kimball of Augusta, afterwards went to San Luis Abispo, Cal. He 

married Philbrook. Their son, Frank Willard is reported in the 

News, June, 1899, as present at the Pacific Coast Kimball reunion. A com- 
plete record of this branch is desirable.) 

The Rev. J. C. Kimball, formerly pastor of Unity church, 
Hartford, [and before that settled in Beverly] has been elected 
as one of the twelve leading- clerg-yman of the Unitarian denom- 
ination who are invited every winter to deliver a special course 
of sermons in Washington, D. C Among- the speakers of this 
course are the Revs. Robert Collyer, Minot J. Savag-e, Stopford 
Brooke, E, E. Hale and W. C Gannett.— Hartford Daily Times, 
Feb. 1890 [Fam. Hist, p 482- [Fam. Nkws, February, June 
and October, 1899.] 

22 Kimball Family News 



In Arling-ton, Mass., Louise T., wife of William G. Kim- 
ball, 49 years. 


The wife of the late J. H. Wood died in Denver, Dec. 23, 
1899. Mrs. Wood was the mother of the wife of Mr. Fay 
Worthen, son of Prof. A. H. and Sally Burnham (Kimball) 
Worthen, former state g-eolog-ist of Illinois. (Fam. Nkws p. 261) 


In Denver, Colorado, Dec. 18, 1899, Samuel Choate Kimball, 
born in Dunbarton, N. H., Aug-ust 5, 1821. Baried at Fort Col- 
lins. He had for many years resided at Fort Collins where he 
was a carpenter and builder. The funeral was at the First 
Presbyterian church and was largely attended by friends and 


Mrs. Harriet Kimball Garland, wife of Thomas B. Garland 
died on 2d street, Jan. 16, 1899, at Dover, N. H., ag-ed 76 years. 
Mrs. Garland sustained a shock more than year ago from which 
she partiallj recovered, but for several months her streng-th 
g-radually failed. She was a hig-hly esteemed woman, and dur- 
ing- her earlier years was prominent in society and active in 
church work. She was married to Mr. Garland 59 years ag"0, 
and on the 50th anniversary their g-oldeu wedding- was celebrated. 
Beside her husband she is survived by two daug-hters, Elizabeth, 
widow of the late David Hall Rice of Brookline, Mass., and Miss 
Caroline H. and a son, Alfred K. of Dover. (Hist. p. 609-1232-v) 


Died, at the old Hord mill place, December 18, 1899, after a 
ling-ering- illness of six weeks. He was born in Broome county, 
N. Y., May 6, 1816; married to his wife, now living- at the home 
of the deceased, 1843. From this union were born eig-ht chil- 
dren, seven sons and one daug-hter. The three eldest sons pre- 
ceed the father to the other side. A. A. and O. O., living- in 
Tebbetts; Chas., mechanic at Hord's mill; B. H.Kimball, farm- 
er, living- near New Bloomfield; only daug-hter, Mrs. A. E. 
Knowlton, living" at Pearysburg-h, N. Y. For sixty-three years 
he had been a devoted christian of the M. E. Church, a g-ood 
neig-hbor, a kind father and loving- husband. 

A g-ood man has g-one to rest and we hope to meet him in 
that sweet bye and bye.— (Tebbett's, Mo., Post, Jan. 11, 1900.) 

February, 1900. 23 

Joel Kimball, No. 1434, 


From the Salem, Mass., Gazette of Feb. 12, 1^90, we copy 
the following- little poem on the death of Joel KimbaU. The 
Gazette accompanies the poem with the following- note. ,! 

Joel Kimball, of Dan vers Centre, died early in January and the 
lines here written are Irom the pen of his neig-hbor, the late C. H. Peabody, 
who survived Mr. Kimbal] only a short time. This poem is probably the 
last literary work that Mr. Peabody accomplished, and it would have ap- 
peared earlier but for an oversig-ht in this office. 

At rest at last his days on earth are ended; 

Life's cares and griefs oppress his soul no more. 
Far, far away, beyond the starry gleaming", 

He meets the loved ones long since gone before. 

Near fourscore years their cycles had completed, 

Ere the sad summons came to go away; 
But long he stayed, dispensing joy and gladness 

To all that came within his kindly way. 

Erect of form, and ever true and guileless. 

His face was mirror of the soul within; 
Despising wrong, with charity o'erflowing, 

The hand of friendship he could ever win. 

How great the loss the children are enduring, 
Who turned to him for counsel and a guide; 

And children's children feel a pang unmingled 
As they behold their grandsire laid aside. 

No more his team will come with its kind master 
To cheer the loved ones in their daily toil; 

But other hands shall guide the faithful creature. 
While bis shall rest beneath the humid soil. 

His only brother mourns the dear departed, 
But he ere long must join the slumbering throng; 

And may the kindred all as one united, 

Forever sing the everlasting song. c.h. p. 

When sending- us papers containing- items for notice they 
should be plainly marked. When items are clipped they should 
be pasted on a slip, with name and date of paper. . 

24 Kimball Family News 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Pag-e 580— Warren Carleton Kimball, b. July 19, (not 39) 1829; m. Jan. 13, 
1857, Flora Marilla Morrill (not Merril) b. Jiily 24, 1839; d. July 2, 
1898. (See Fam. News p. 386.) 
Page 580— Charles Henry Kimball b. June 21, (not July) 1836; m. Nov. 29 
1863, Ellen Frances Clark, b. Aug-. 9, 1840. Child: Fannie Grace 
Kimball, b. Mar. 15, 1874: d. May 12, 1892. A beautiful character. 
Pag-e 888— Ira Kimball Diamond^, b. Mar. 9, 1845. 

Julian Ann Diamond^ m. Mar. 16, 1842, Thomas Davis Hayden. 
Child: Sarah Estella Hayden^o, b. Jan. 21, 1881. 

Frederick Arthur Diamond^, m. Maria Watson Merritt, b. Dec. 
22,1863. Children: 1, Ira Arthur Diamondio, b. Sept. 30, 1883. 2, 
Albert Carlton Diamond^o, b. Dec. 31, 1884. 3, Ada Leslie Diamond^o 
b. July 7, 1888. 4, Robert Ellsworth Diamond^o, b. Feb. 19, 1890. 5, 
Frederick Au&tin Diamond^o, b. Sept. 8, 1896. 
Pag-e 888— Harriet Wheeler Floyd, b. Sept. 13, (not Apr. 15) 1832, daag-hter 
of Thomas and Esther (Ashby) Floyd, Georg-e Little Kimball's first 
child, Esther Ashby Kimball, b. Apr. 25, 1847; d. Sept. 11, 1847 

Hannah Jane Kimball^, m. 1, Georg-e Artemas Barnes, b. Sept 
29, 1836; d. Apr 16, 1881: m. 2, Franklin Pierce Reed, b, May 7, 1853- 
Children: 1, Grace Emma Barnes^o, b. Oct. 14, 1871; d. Sept. 23, 1872 
2, Chassie Francis Reed^o, b. Feb. 12, 1887. 3, Hazel Kimball Reed^o, 
b. Dec. 2, 1888. 

Aug-ustus Brooke Kimball b. Apr. 17, (not 16) 1863. 
Levi Woodbury Kimball d. June 28, 1898; m. 1, Louise Helen 
Morrill, b. Oct. 18, 1832; d. Sept. 9, 1886; m. 2, Grace Maria Tenney 
b. May 22, (not Mar.) 1840. 
Pag-e 891 — Edna Marion Copeland^, b. June 4, 1860; m. John Frederick Pat- 
terson, b. June 9, 1859; d. Dec. 23, 1896. 


i Myrnine Patterson^o, \y peb. 13, 1880; m. William Egg-leston, b. 
Sept. 30, 1875. Children: 1, Gertrude Mabel Eggleston", t. 
Apr. 29, 1897. 3, Helen Eggleston, b. Jan. 4, 1899. 
ii May Louise Patterson^o, b. Oct. 37, 1883. 
iii Edgar Patterson^o, b. Oct. 2, 1883. 
iv Charles Alfred Patterson^o, b. May 5, 1886. 

V Benjamin Horace Patterson^o, b. Mar. 1, 1888; d. Mar. 5, 1889. 
vi John Frederick Patterson^o, b. Mar. 39, 1889. 
vii Arthur xTimbail Patterson^o, b. April 38, 1893. 
viii Elizabeth Myrtle Patterson^o, b. Jan. 3, 1895. 

Albert Carleton Copeland^, m, Anna Leora Burbeck, b. Apr. 5, 1861 

Children: 1, Percy Carleton Copeland^o, b. Sept. 35, 1888. 2, Leora 

Isabelle Copeland^o, b. June 27, 1890. 

Fred Williams Copeland^ m. Nellie Gertrude Chase, b. Dec. 22. 

1862; d. Dec. 11, 1899. Children: 1, Agnes Copelandio, b. Sept. 7, 1888. 

2, Shirley Copeland^o, b. Nov. 12, 1889. 3, Mary Copeland^o, b. Jan., 

19, 1894. 

February, 1900. 25 

P'rederick Earnest Augustus KimbalP, formerly of Coronado, 
Ca]., m. Mabel Cassidy of Colorado, and they now live in Arizona. 
They have no children. 

[Note: — Tne News is indebted to Laura Frances Kimball, of Coro- 
nado, Cal., (p. 888 Fam.Hist., No. 1966; ii) for the above supplementary 
matter and corrections concerning- the descendants of Asa Kimball, (p. 580) 
In her letter she adds: ''You have been misinformed in reg-ard to Kimball 
Brothers. Levi W., Warren C, and Frank A were once in 'business un- 
der the frm name of Kimball Bros., and they boug-ht the Rancho de la 
JS^acion . My father's family came here Nov. 38, 1869, and uncle Charles 
and family, Jan. 7, 1887, but neither of them belong- to the firm, and I must 
also deny the millionaire story."] 
Page 320-581 — Smith Kimball'' was drowned in the Ohio river about the 

year 1809. 

Charles KimbalF (Smith^ Abraham-' Aaron'* David^ Benjamin^ Rich- 

ardi) b. Hopkinton, N. H., June 8, 1806; d. Dec. 25, 1895; m. May 14, 

1835, Polica New, still living near Rosemond, 111. 


i Elizabeth^, b. Oct. 31, 1836; d. May 8, 1844. 

ii James H.8 b. Nov. 6, 1838; d. at Rosemond, 111., May 9, 1898; 
m. Oct. 21, 1858, Margaret Simpson. 
■ iii Arvilla^, b. Sept. 4, 1840; now lives in Brown Co., 111. 
iv Smith H.^, b. Aug. 21, 1842; never married. Lives with his 

mother near Rosemond, 111. 
V William B. 8, b, April 24, 1845; d. Oct. 30, 1845. 
vi Angus B.8, b. Aug. 14, 1846; d. Nov. 29, 1848. 
vii Josephine B.^, b. Apr. 26, 1849; d. Apr. 26,1853. 
viii Ira B.s, b. Aug. 7, 1851; d. Mar. 20, 1892. 
ix Jos«ph^, b. Dec. 3, 1854. Lives in Rosemond, 111. 
X Josephine B.^, b. Dec. 3, 1854; Lives in Pana, 111. 
xi Sarah E. B.^, b. Dec. 6, 1858. Lives near Rosemond. 
xii Polina B.^, b. Aug. 4, 1861. Lives with her mother and brother 
near Rosemond (See Fam. Hist. p. 320, No. 581-x.) 
James H. KimbalF (Charles^^ Smith^ Abraham-' Aaron* David^ Benja- 
min^, Richard^) b, Nov. 6, 1838; d, Rosemond, 111., May 9, 1898; 
m. Oct. 21, 1858, Margaret Simpson. 


i Charles W.^, b. Nov. 23, 1859: lives in Fitzgerald, Ga. ; married; 

three children, 
ii James S.^, b. Oct. 23, 1861; married; lives in Zellwood, Fla. No 

iii Thomas L.^ b. Oct. 3, 1866; lives m Seattle, Wash, 
iv Mag-gie J,», b, Nov. 26, 1868. Lives in Astabula, Fla. 
V John K.^ b. Dec. 17, 1870. 
vi Mary E,^, b. Jan 1, 1873. 

vii Benjamin F.», b. July 17, 1875. Lives in Rosemond, 111. 
viii Frederick G.^, b. Feb. 4, 1878; m. Dec. 20. 1899. 
ix Lucy M.9, b. Jan. 22, 1883. 

26 Kimball Family News 

Pag^ 190— News pp. 332-339-378-379. We have the following additional 
matter regarding the family and descendants of Amos Kimball, No. 

Eliza Ann Kimball^ (Amos^ Abraham'* Ebenezer^ Benjamin^ 
Richard!) b, Haverhill. N. H., Jan. 30, 1823; d. Los Angeles, CaL, 
Aug. 25, 1888; m. Haverhill, N. H., May 14, 1846, Moses S. Harriman. 


i Emma Harriman'^, b. July 14, 1848. 
ii Frank Harriman^, b. Oct. 15, 1850; d. May 5, 1893; m March 8, 

1876, Jenette Dodd, Chatfield, Minn. No children. 

iii George Addison Harriman'^, b. Feb. 3, 1853; d. May 17, 1855. 

iv William Kimball Harriman'', b. June 21, 1855, d. May 15, 1882; 

m. at Corrinna, Minn., Oct. 23, 1881, Alma Dudley. A son, Ern- 

nest K., born after his father's death is now living in Minnesota. 

V Olin Moses Hariraan'' b. Dec. 8, 1858; m. at Corr.nna, Minn., Sept. 

2, 1880, Flora Winget; d. Two sons Ralph M.«and Homer K ^ 

m. 2d, Clara Townsend. They have one son Merle. 
vi Elmer Ellsworth Harriman'', b. Jan. 20, 1861; m. at Los Angeles 
CaL, June 27, 1888, Lucy Ruddy. Three children: William, 
Frank and Mildred, 
vii— Alva Washburn Harriman'', b. Sept. 13, 1863; d. Oct. 10, 1865. 

Eliza Kimball Harriman wrote for m^ny papers and magazines, 
beginning with the old Zion's Herald, and later writing for the 
Northwestern Christian Advocate, Golden Hours. Ladies' Repository, 
all Methodist publications. She also wrote for the Little Corporal, 
the well known children's paper published in Chicago about the 
time of the civil war One of her poems published in this magazine 
was copied in England and in hundreds of papers in the United 
States. It also appears in Helen Potter's Manual of Readings. She 
wrote campaign songs when Salmon P. Chase was running for gov- 
ernor of Ohio, and her brother, Frances D., also running for office, 
and was attorney general with Gov. Ohase. Her poems appeared in 
Grace Greenwood's Little Pilgrim and in mauy other papers and 
magazines. She was a woman of wonderful strength of character, 
calmness of soul and poetic insight. She shared the life of her hus- 
band, a Methodist local preacher, and was at different times superin- 
tendent of Sunday School, class leader and lay delegate to confer- 

From some selections of her poems the following is taken: 
O, cross of pain, that through the years 
My weary, burdened form hath pressed, 
I bear thee through this vale of tears. 
But thou canst not invade the rest. 

That yet remaineth; though I tread 
No thornless path, though high and steep. 
Cold, craggy mounts loom o'er my head 
And despond sloughs are dark and deep. 

Yet light is shining and its rays 

Come through the life-enshrouding gloomy 

'Tis God that guideth my ways, 

Till 1 arrive at heaven, my home. 

February, 1900. 27 

(from C4UY S. KIX, CONCORD, N. H.) 

Continued from, p. 8, Kimball News, Jan. 1900. 

Pag-e 89— The fifth child of Elizatcth Kimball and Moses Eastman 
No. 89 — iv was Abiel (Eastman) b. in Concord, New Hampshire, 
Nov. 34, 1806; d. June 5, 1890; m. in Salem, Mass., 1835, Mary Kins- 
man, b. in Manchester, Mass., May 8, 1813; d. in Lockport, N. Y., 
Feb. 17, 1884. Mr. Eastman removed from Salem, Mass., to Lock- 
port, N. Y., "vhere he carried on the tanning- business, associated 
with his brother, Alexander H., where the firm erected a larsfe 
building- on Market street. For many years the business conducted 
by the firm was one of the leading- induscries of the city. The com- 
piler well remembers dealing- with them, when living- near. Lockport 
m 1865-6. As a citizen, Mr. Eastman was a man who was universal- 
ly esteemed; always g-enial and social and made many warm 
personal friends who were attracted by his many g-ood qualities of 


i James F. Eastman^, b. May 18, 1836. 
ii Mary King-sman Eastman^, b. Oct. 31, 1837. 

iii Charlotte Malvina Eastman^ b. Feb. 1, 1840; d. Dec. 30, 1861, unm. 
iv Rachel Ann Eastman^ b. Sept. 11, 1841. 

The sixth child of Elizabeth Kimball and Moses Eastman was 
Judith (Eastman) b. in Concord, N. H., Sept. 7, 1769; m. in Concord, 
Nov. 25, 1700, Aaron Austin; resider* in Concord, N. H. 


i Betsey Austin^, b. ; m. Kendal O. Peabody of Franklin, N.H. 

ii William Austin^ b. ; m. and had son, David S. Austin. They 

were both sea captains; the latter died in Panama, Feb. 18, 1894. 

iii Sarah Austin^, b. ; never married; d. in Mobile, Ala., where 

she went to live with her brother William, 
iv Judiah Austin", b. ; m. Jeremiah Davis. 

V Persis Austin*^, b. ; m. John Holmes Morey. 

vi John Austin^ b. ; he was a sea captain. 

The seventh child of Elizabeth Kimball and Moses Eastman was 
Phineas, b. in Concord, N. H., Jan. 20, 1772; m. Susan Cog-g-sw^ell, 
daughter of Nehemiah Cog-g-swell, of Boscawen, N, H. 


1 William Eastman", b. ; m. Mary Walker. 

ii Phineas Eastman", b. ; m, Sarah W^hidden. 

iii Marg-aret Eastman", b. ; d. in infancy. 

iv John Eastman", b. ; went toMd. 

V Moses Eastman", b. ; m. Adaline,Morg-an and went to New 

Orleans, La. 

vi Simeon Eastman", b. — -; m. Matilda Wilson: went toMd. 

vii Rachel Eastman", b. ; m. John Felt, and was left a widow in 

Newton, N. H. 

28 Kimball Family News 

The eig-hth child of Elizabeth Kimball and Moses Eastman was 
Simeon, b. in Concord, N. H., May 11, 1774; m. Jan. 7, 1796, Abigail 


i Jacob Carter^ b. in E. Concord, N. H., Nov. 36, 1799; d. Sept. 21, 

ii Galen Fay Eastman^, b. in.E. Concord, N. H.; m. Martha Colbj^^. 
iii Ruth Eastman^, b. ; d. young-. 

Gave Daniel Webster the Mitten. 

Daniel Webster, the great American statesmen was sixth 
in descent from Richard Kimball. He was born and raised in a 
Kimball neighborhood a few miles above Concord, the capital 
of New Hampshire. Three years before his birth, there was 
born to Deacon John and Anna Ayer Kimball of Concord a 
daughter who was named Sarah. Daniel Webster was a coun- 
try boy and she was a city girl, and from the standing- of her 
parents was of course one of the belles of the town. (Fam. Hist, 
p. 159. Ne:ws 269.) 

In due time, as the story goes, young Webster, who then 
probably gave no sign of the eminence he was to attain in the 
future, became acquainted with Sarah Kimball, made a proposal 
of marriage and was refused, but she never married and lived to 
witness all of Webster's celebrity and his disappointment in not 
attaining- the presidency of the United States. She lived near- 
ly seventeen years after the death of the great expounder of the 
constitution. The Family History speaks hig-hly of her. 

One year before the birth of Webster another Kimball girl 
was born a little farther up the Merrimac river from Concord 
not far from that island, where Hannah Dustan freed herself 
from the Indians who had captured her. This was Priscilla, a 
daughter and the ninth child of Capt. Peter Kimball, one of the 
heroes of Bennington. (Hist. pp. 150-151.) Many of hi? de- 
scendants are mentioned in the History, and many are omitted. 
Many of them are scattered through the west. Ezekiel Webster 
the father of Daniel was almost a near neighbor of Capt. Peter 
Kimball, the father of Priscilla and it was natural enough that 
Daniel should be attracted to his distant cousin. But like the other 
cousin Sarah, Priscilla did not return his affection, but unlike 
Sarah, she subsequently married Jonathan Chandler of a family 
then more prominent in the state than the Websters. Priscilla 
and three or four of her sisters, scarcely mentioned in the History 
had families, of which the Nbws has some trace, and hopes in 
the early future to supplement the History with their complete 

February, 1900. 2') 

Philomen Kimball. 

The Barton, Vt., Monitor of Januarys, contains the follow- 

Mr. Philomen Kimball, whose death occurred in Westmore, \ Dec. 
23, was born in Barton, Sept. 1831. He was a long- time resident here, 
having" been one of the thrifty farmers of the West district. Those of us 
who enjoyed his large-hearted neig"hborliness are glad to mention his 
strict integrity in business matters, considering his word the best of 
security. In his younger days he had remarkable energy, performing 
some feats of manual labor which would seem incredible in this age of 
applied machinery. Some of his most notable days' works were accom- 
plished in behalf of some neighbor who was ill, or was belated about his 
work. The long illness preceding his death was borne uncomplainingly. 
The older residents of the town will greatly miss his genial, kindly face. 

The Family History contains no mention of this Philomen. 
On pag-e 270, mention is made of Philomon, who resided in Ver- 
mont the son of Philomon No. 468. The latter was a brother 
of Asa No. 466, who built the first g^rist mill in Barton, a sketch 
of whom may be found on pag"e 16, of the first number of the 

Mrs. Klla F. Kimball Johnson (No. 1880) of Boston writes, 
under date of P^eb. 3: 

"I was in Bradford some two weeks ag-o and attended the 
eig-hty-fifth birthday reception of Mrs. Daniel B. Kimball, born 
Charlotte C. Tenney. ( Fam. Hist. p. 624 ) She is a fine look- 
ing- old lady, and remarkably well and active for her ag^e. The 
towns people turned out in larg-e numbers to pay their respects. 

"My Aunt Mrs. Huldah. Greenoug-h Kimball (Fam. Hist, 
p. 558) and who if she liv^es till June 20, will be ninety years old, 
had the misfortune to fall and break her hip some two weeks 

"It may interest some of the members of the Kimball family 
to know that the wife of D. Clinton Blair the only surviving- son 
of the multi-millionaire, John Insley Blair of New Jerse}^ who 
died last December, was also a Kimball. 

Mrs. Alice R. Woodsum started for Florida, Wednesday, to 
join her son Walter, whose home is at Pensacola. Mrs. Wood- 
sum will be missed in Norway, especially at the home of her 
brother, Hon. Alfred S. Kimball, in the Browning- Reading- Club 
and in the Rebekah Lodg-e. Mrs. Woodsum is a past Grand in 
the Rebekahs and has been president of the Rebekah Assembly 
of Maine. (Not in history. ^See p. 112, June 1898, Fam. News) 
—Taken from Oxford County Advertiser, Dec. 29, 1899, Nor- 
way, Me. 

3U Kimball Family News 

Personals Cotideused. 

Mark Kimball is one of the Mass. state house messeng-ers. 

A. J. Kimball has been elected master of Union, Maine, 

Georg-e R. Kimball is I. O. O. F. Lodg-e Deputy, Cumber- 
land, Me. 

Alderman Kimball of Lynn, Mass., is a senior member of 
the board. 

Alderman Kimball of Maiden, leads on the most important 

Frederick C. Kimball is treasurer of the Boston Credit Men's 

Geo. A. Kimball is one of the Massachusetts sewerag-e 

James W. Kimball was re-elected clerk of the Massachusetts 
House of representatives. 

Street Commissioner Kimbrll of Medford, Mass., is the way 
we notice it in the papers. 

David P. Kimball is one of the directors of the American 
Loan and Trust Company of Boston. 

Rufus Kimball has been elected one of the officers of the 
Lynn, Mass., Five Cents Savings Bank. 

B. F. Kimball, deacon for five years, is superintendent of 
the Woburn North Cong-reg-ational Sunday School. 

Henry H. Kimball is secretary and treasurer of the Massa- 
chusetts Fish and Game Protective Association. 

Winter g-olf was played the other day by the Lakewood, 
N. J., club in which F. P. Kimball came out ahead. 

Mrs. Willis Kimball and Miss Ina Kimball are officers of 
the Somerville, Mass., Children's Home Association. 

Mrs. R. E. Kimball of 5187 Kensing-ton place, St. Louis, 
with her children, is spending- the winter in the east. 

Burglars recently entered the house of F. W. Kimball in 
Lynn, Mass., and g-ot away with $40 worth of jewelry. 

February, 1900. 31 

Charles T. Kimball of Winchester, Mass., is president of 
the branch of the National Letter Carrier's Association. 

H. J. Kimball of Oakdale, led in a special musical prog-ram 
on Christmas at the M.E. Church at East Dedham, Mass. 

C. L. Kimball of Ipswich has bought a very attractive prop- 
erty in Weymouth, Mass., which he will improve and make his 

C. M. Kimbairisserg-eant-major, Boston Post 200, G. A.R., 
and Capt. F. M. Kimball nearly always has a hand in the work 
of Lincoln Post, Topeka. 

Rev. Joseph Kimball of Hampton Falls, N. H., has been 
delivering- lectures this winter on "electricity" in New Hamp- 
shire and Massachusetts. 

Mrs. O. O. Kimball is a leading- doer of g-ood deeds in Teb- 
betts, Mo., according the Post of that town, and A. A. Kimball 
is a contractor and builder. 

The eng-ag-ement is announced of Miss Harriet Lee, daug-h- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Kimball of Salem, Mass., and 
Walter L. Harris of Middleton. 

At a g-rand 'concert at Stoughton, Mass., Mr. C. O. Kim- 
ball rendered a- cornet solo that was received with great favor, 
The musical reputation of the family suffers no loss. 

The large leather factory of B. F. Kimball of Woburn, 
Mass., was burned in November, but other buildings have been 
leased and the work goes on as before. (Hist, p 967) 

Albert T. Kimball has returned to his post as ticket agent 
at the Firchburg, Mass., railroad office, after some months in 
the mountains in search of health which he found in abundance. 

Newton, Mass., has a fashionable set with a club house 
where they give dinners and dances. Among the found 
in the weekly mention are Mr. Clifford Kimball and Mr. and 
Mrs. W. F. Kimball. 

C. F. Kimball, president of the Kimball Carriage Works of 
Chicago makes a point of visiting the horse and carriage shows, 
in order to keep up with every new idea that may spring up. He 
recently visited St. Louis. 

Kimball Family News 

The Ipswich, Mass., Independent says that Frederick A. 
Kimball has been reappointed District Deputy Grand Master for 
the Ninth Masonic district. Mr. Kimball is a Past Master of 
John T. Heard Lodg-e and an officer of unusual efficiency, 

Albert T. Kimball (No. 2182) left Boston, January 17, for 
Passedena, California, where he expects to remain during- the 
winter. It is said that he is to become associated with the Do- 
minion Line of steamship company running- between Boston and 
Liverpool. He has seen much railroad service. 

At the January annual meeting- of the Kansas Society of the 
Sons of the American Revolution the editor of the Kimball Fam- 
ily News was elected first vice-president, and also Reg-istrar of 
the society in place of the late Judg-e F. G. Adams, the founder 
of the society, as well as of the State Historical Society. Ellwood 
Davis Kimball of Wichita, was also elected one of the vice- 

Mr. and Mrs. Moses Stone Kimball, of Avon, Mass., have 
just celebrated the fifty-fourth year of their wedded life. Mr. 
Kimball was born in Bridg-ton, May 11, 1817. His parents were 
Jacob and Kmma (Stone)Kimball, whose children comprised six 
daug-hters and four sons; three of the latter are living-, Jede- 
diah, of Minnesota, Jacob T. of Bethel, and Moses S. The fath- 
er was a soldier, and a well-known citizen. He and his family 
eventually moved to Bethel, where the parents continued to 
dwell until their deaths, which occured when they were 81 and 
87 years of ag-e, respectively. Six years ago Mr. Kimball sold 
his farm in Maine, and he and his wife located in Avon. On 
Dec. 10, 1845, he was married, at Norway, to Miss Katherine 
Young- of Greenwood. Of this union were born three daug-hters 
and one son, all of whom are living-. The couple are blessed 
with g-ood health. For the past 40 years Mr. Kirhball has been 
a prominent member of the Baptist church, thirty years of which 
he was a deacon. — News, Bridgton, Me., Dec. 22, 1899. 

Gen. A. W. Greely, chief of the United States Army Sig-nal 
Service was recently assaulted in Washing-ton by a drunken ex- 
press messeng-er and seriously injured, and for a time they de- 
spaired of his life. The drUnken fellow and a companion tried 
to force their way into his home, and whfen he objected, they 
assaulted him. Gen. Greely is a descendant of Moses Day and 
Abig-ail Kimball, daug-hter of Benjaminl (Fam. Hist. p. 45) 


Born, North Berwick, Me,, Dec. 3, 1795, Died, Westford, Mass,, 

March 2, 1900, agfed 104 years and 3 months. 

[See Family News, April, 1898, December, 1898, and March, 1900.] 








Read at the Centennial Anniversary of Abigail Kimboll Garvin, at 
Westford, Mass., December 3, 1895. 

Today we honor you, dear friend, A hundred years on earth to live, *''' 

Not simply for your many years, To see God's beauty everywhere ^ 

But for the lovely traits that blend And learn the lessons they should give J 

And make the life that now appears. Of love and trust and tender care! J^<." 

And we respect one who could tnid ' A hundred years seems very long, yM\ 

In whir of distaff and of loom When thinking in our human way, ^^1 

The secret of a cheerful mind For life is not one joyoys song /j/i 

And keep a household free from gloom, And sorrows last for many a day. Mk 

But the greatest tribute we can pay And yet your little girl of three ^^] 

Is to your precious mother-love Whom angels long since bore from view-%1] 

Which wrought a good no power can stay, Whene'er you meet again will be j^^j 

And symbolizes life above. In spirit life more old than you. (JL 

A hundred years to feel God's love! vllS 

To think a hundred years below /J/I 

What God prepares for life above <Aw 

And all eternity t'o know! krs 

Utimball'^ family uLews 

Vol. HI, No. 3. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1 .00 a year. 

Topeka, Konsasp March, 1900 

Her Light Has Gone Out. 

Mrs. Abig-ail Kimball Garvin is no more in this life. She 
died on Friday, March 2, 1900, at the home of her daug-hter, 
Mrs. Andrew S. Wrig-ht of Westford, Mass., at the ag-e of 104 
years and three months. It is believed that she was the 'oldest 
born Kimball living- up to the time of her death. Two previous 
numbers of the Nkws have contained sketches and portrait of 
this venerable relative, who somehow, escaped with the slig-ht- 
est possible mention on page 230 of the Family History althoug-h 
her family was one of the most notable of those descended from 
the immig-rant Richard Kimball. The News for April, 1898, 
also g-ives a list of her children and grandchildren. 

Her son, Mr. K. K. Garvin of Roxbury writes: 
She passed out of this life to meet those g-one before on Friday 
morning-, March 3, at 7:30. Her health and streng-th had been steadily- 
failing since her last birthday. Although her children had tenderly 
watched over her, and had provided the most nourishing food that science 
could produce, hoping that she might enter the twentieth century so that 
it could te said sh« had lived in three centuries, but her strength was not 
sufficient. And so we watched her failing powers. On Thursday she slept 
as usual a part of the day, and was up and around her room several times, 
and partook of the regular evening meal, retired early and slept calmly 
pll night. In the morning she awoke quietly and a few minutes later 
passed away without a sigh and without a struggle. The funeral services 
were simple and impressive. Flowers were providf^d in abundance, and 
with that sweet smile so dear to all still lingering, she was carried to her 
final rest. 

She was not informed of the recent 'death of her daug-hter, 
Mrs. Newcomb. 

On Dec. 3, 1895, Mrs. Garvin celebrated her centennial 
birthday. Of that event the Lawrence Daily Eag-le, said in its 
issue of the fifth: 

The occasion was observed by a large number of her relatives, 
friends and neighbors. Mrs. Garvin, although far beyond the commonly 
allotted term of life, is strong, vigorous and in better health tcan she was 
several.years ago. Her senses, also are well preserved. She remembers 
the death of Washington and many other famous events of the nation's 
early history, and one might almost say that her whole hundred years of 

Kimball Family News 

life are distinct in her mind. She has one brother living-, three children, 
several grandchildren and g-r-eat g-randchildren. All four generations 
^vere represented at her centennial. Mrs. Garvin received a large number 
of presents, including one from her nephew, Sumner I. Kimball, superin- 
tendent of the life saving service in Washington. Mrs. Garvin has quite 
a number of relatives and connections in Lawrence, two of whom, Mr. and 
Mrs. Wilson K. Lindsej'^ were present at her festival. 

The followitig- mention of the death of Mrs. Newcomb, her 
joung-est daug-hter, was written before the news of her mother's 
death was received, and will serve to supplement this notice. 


At Walthman, Mass., Jan. 30, 1900, Klizabeth Ellen(Garvin; 
wife of John Wesley Newcomb. Her death was very sudden. 
On the twenty-sixth she was taken with pains in the back and 
she gradually g-rew worse until the end. Elizabeth Garvin was 
born in Portland, Me., on Washing-ton's birthday in 1836, and 
in three weeks would have been 64 years old. She was the 
young-est daug-hter of the venerable Abigail Kimball Garvin, 
who passed her 104th birthday on Dec. 3, 1899, whose portrait, 
and sketches of whose life may be found in April and December 
News, 1898. Mrs. Newcomb was a helpful member of the M.E. 
church and particularly active in the work of home missions. 
The funeral was largely attended, many going out from South 
Boston. She was the mother of six children as named on page 
67 of April News, 1898. Mrs. Newcomb was a favorite with her 
mother, who makes her home at Westford, Mass., with Mrs. 
Andrew S. Wright an elder daughter. One sad feature of the 
case is the fact that it has been thought best to keep the knowl- 
edge of her daughter's death from Mrs. Garvin, because of her 
great age, and enfeebled condition, for while her physical 
strength is still remarkable for a centenarian, there are fears 
that the shock may affect her mind. On the other hand there 
is danger in evasion, as the loving mother has always kept in 
close touch with the deceased. More than usual interest attaches 
to this case from the fact that Mrs. Garvin is the oldest known 
Kimball now living, and from the high positions that her 
brothers held many years ago, and Gen. Sumner I. Kimball of 
Washington, so long at the head of the Life Saving Service, is 
the son of one of those brothers. 

The news of the death of Abigail Kimball Garvin at the 
age of 104 years and three months, which we are called upon to 
chronicle this month will be received with regret by all. Many 
had hoped that she might be spared to see the opening of the 
next century, thus enabling her to span the entire nineteenth 

March, 1900. ±369488 ^5 

A Notable Celebration. 

The Boston Globe of Dec. 1, 1899, devotes a column to what 
it terms an "unusual event." It was the celebration of the nine- 
tieth birthday of a "worthy son of a worthy sire," the venerable 
Joseph Chandler of Pembroke, Mass. 

Mr. Chandler is the son and g-randson of revolutionary sol- 
diers, his father having- been with Gen. Reed at the battle of 
Bunker hill at fourteen jears of age, and afterwards a surgeon 
in the war of 1812, while his grandfather, president of Harvard 
University during- the turbulent days of the revolution, made a 
public prayer standing upon the steps of the house occupied as 
the American headquarters when the troops marched out to 
fortify Bunker Hill. He has in his possossion two sermons that 
Rev. Samuel Langdon delivered to the Army in Cambridge, 1776. 

Mr. Chandler was born in Fryebury, Me., and married in 
1842 Mary Chase, g-reat granddaughter of Mehitable Frye, 
daughter of Gen. Joseph Frye, to whom that town was given by 
the commonwealth of Massachusetts for distinguished service 
in the French and Indian wars; he was also an officer in our 
struggle for independence, was with the army in Cambridg-e, 
and was presented with a commission of brigadier general by 
Gen. Washington in person, Feb. 5, 1776. 

Mr. Chandler moved to Pembroke about 16 years ag-o and 
purchased a house near his daug-hter, Mrs. Charles where he 
still resides. 

On pag-e 254 of the Family Nkws, March, 1899, notice of 
the death of Joseph's brother Moses may be found, together with 
reference to the Chandler connections by many marriages with 
the Kimball family. Reference is there also made to the appar- 
ent want of descendants of the Kimball-Chandlers. As more 
light comes to us it seems that this is more apparent than real. 
It is now learned that the Priscilla, daughter of Capt. Peter 
Kimball, who married Jonathan Chandler, and who once refused 
the hand of Daniel Webster mentioned in the last number of 
the News left a family and that her descendants are more or less 
numerous. ^In the following number of the News, that of April 
1899, further mention is also made of the Chandler family and 
its connection with the Kimballs. One thing is particularly 
noticeable, which is that in the many unions of these families it 
was Chandlers who sought Kimball women for wives. In view 
of this fact let no one say it was because the Kimball girls were 
more attractive in any way, than the Chandler girl?, or that the 
Chandler men were more discriminating than the Kimball men. 

F. B Kimball is chairman of the executive committee of the 
Massachusetts Bicycle club. 

36 Kimball Family News 

More of the Wortheti-Kittiball Family. 

Mr. Aug-ustine L. Worthing- of Belvue, Kansas, called on 
the News recently. Most of his relatives on his father's side 
are known as Worthens. The spelling- of the name affords an- 
other instance of a change like that of Kemball to Kimball, and 
to Kimble. Mr. Worthing belongs to the family of Thomas 
Worthen, father Amos H. Worthen, former state g-eolog-ist of 
Illinois, who married Sarah B. Kimball, as narrated on pages 
260-1 of April Nkws, and Jonathan Worthen who married Sally 
Carter, granddaughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Kimball) East- 
man was his uncle. (Hist. p. 89. News, Jan. 1890, p. 8) But 
more than this, Mr. Worthing's grandmother was Sally Kim- 
ball, daughter of Capt. Peter Kimball of Boscawen, N. H., and 
sister of Priscilla, who refused Daniel Webster as related in the 
last number of the Nkws. She married Solomon Martin as 
stated on page 151 of the History, and left several children as 
did her sisters Hannah, Judith, Betty and Priscilla, of which 
the History says nothing. Liberal mention is made of Capt. 
Peter Kimball on page 150 of the Family History bat much 
might be added. He was one of the heroes of Bennington, and 
the diary which he kept is now considered historic authority. 
It is quoted not only in the History of Boscawen but in various 
works on revolutionary history, such as "Gilmore's List of New 
Hampshire soldiers at Bennington," to which reference was 
made on page 47, of March News, 1898, which may be-consulted 
by descendants of the five New Hampshire Kimballs who were at 
Bennington, who may desire to join the Sons of the American 

Five of the ten children left by Peter Kimball are reported 
by the history as having been heads of families. The others 
are not so reported, although entitled to that honor. The fact 
affords new evidence of the extent of unwritten family history 
in a field so industriously worked as that gone over by Messrs. 
Sharpies & Morrison. 

The known descendants of Peter Kimball are numerous, ex- 
ist in all parts of the country, and bear honorable record. On 
page 512 and 513 Fam. Hist, may be found reference to some of 
Peter's grandchildren, and on page 60 and 62 of March News 
some additional matter, including editorial note on page 62, 
where it is said that one descendant of Peter still has a hatchet 
that he carried at Bennington. 

Mr and Mrs. Peter C Kimball of Cohasset, Mass., are 
spending the winter as usual at their Florida home, at Hawk's 
Point, Florida. 

March, 1900. 37 

Byron Kimball of Bridgton, Me. 

Byron Kimball of North Bridg-ton, Me., was one of the first 
to send words of encourag-ement to the News. (See p. 58, 
March 1898.) 

He is named in the Family History, Pag-e 979, and in Fam- 
ily News, p. 137. He was born in Bridg-ton, in Aug-ust 1840, and 
died at his home in North Bridgton, Dec. 16,1899. He was 
widely known and hlg-hly esteemed for his many manly qualities. 
His character was conspicuous and his influence was both g-reat 
and g-ood. The Bridg-ton News of Dec. 22 devotes over a long- 
column to a sketch of his life from which we condense the fol- 

Byron Kimball was the son of the late Capt. Richard Kimball, one 
of our most honored and useful citizens, residing- during his life-time on 
the Fryeburg- road. Here the deceased spent his boyhood and his young- 
manhood, pursuing the vocation of a farmer and attending the vil- 
lage schools and later taking a five years' course at Bridgton Academy, 
graduating in 1861. He taught school successfully at Bridgton Centre 
and North Bridgton; but the larger portion of his time and energies were 
devoted to agricultural pursuits. Upon the death of his father and the 
decease of his wife's father, the late Jacob Hazen, he purchased the 
fine and eligibly located property half a century ago known as the 
estate of the late Hon. Marshall Cram, one of the finest in Northern Cum- 
berland. To this, with his family, he removed m 1876, and has since made 
it his home, farming as a recreation, but all the whUe pursuing other 
branches of business more renumerative than th^ tilling of the 
soil. In 1883 he became a member of the firm of Luke & F. H. Brown, the 
old Furniture Manufactory plaut established nearly sixty years ago, 
shipping their products all over the world. Mr. Kimball was also an im- 
portant factor in the establishment of the Bridgton deamery, being one 
of the stockholders and an officer of the company. He was, likewise, in- 
terested in a number of otheri business enterprises. 

But it was in the Order of Odd Fellows that Byron Kimball was 
mo8t widely known. An early and active member of Cumberland Lodge 
in perhaps its palmiest days, he filled all the chairs of the subordinate 
lodge, and took a commanding position in the Grand Lodge, becoming 
Grand Master and represeatative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge, whose 
sessions he frequently attended. He also became Secretary of the Odd 
Fellows' Mutual Relief Association of Maine the second year after its or- 
ganization and continued therein for a dozen years. Iq all the Odd Fellow 
circles Byron Kimball was honored and esteemed. A graceful presiding 
officer, well-equipped on knowledge of Odd Fellows Law and Jurisprudence 
he and a few others constituted a guild which gave vigor and efficiency to 
the annual session. 

In recent years he has been a very efficient aid to the Bridgton 
Academy Board of trustees and its educational work. He was a member 
of ttie Board and Vice President He will be keenlj^ missed in all Academy 

38 Kimball Faniil}^ News 

circles. Indeed throughout the town that is true. He was one of the 
Selectmen of the town in 1873-3 and frequently served as Moderator at 
the town meeting's. 

It is well known to the writer that the deceased has often been 
urg-ed to represent Northern Cumberland in the State Senate, and also the 
town in the Leg-islature. He could have taken the nomination for either 
place a number of times w^itiiout any solicitation on his part. Few nr.en 
in the jurisdiction were better equipped than he. A graceful speaker and 
a fine parliamentarian— such qualifications are rare in tte rural districts. 


The funeral was at the church in North Bridgton Tuesday afternoon. 
There was a numerous attendance of the neighbors and other friends of 
the deceased, and a large representation of Cumberland Lodge of Odd 
Fellows, although the rain and weather conditions considerably lessened 
the number tha; would otherwise have been present. 

The Hon. L.F. McKinney spoke at som<^. length in a reminiscent and 
eulogistic vein relative to the lamented dead, corroborating from personal 
knowledge the high reputation of Mr. Kimball, whom, as fellow citizen 
and brother Odd Fellow he had known for thirty years, and more recently 
as business partner. The customary rites were by Cumberland Lodge. 
Wm. M. Dunn, acting in his official role of Noble Grand, L. F. McKinney, 
as Chaplain, and Past Grand Frank P. Bennett as Marshal. Among 
the many beautiful floral tributes was an elaborate offering from the 
Grand Lodge, bearing the letters P. G. R. and the three links. 

The burial was in the village cemetery, adjoining the Kimball home- 
stead estate. I. S. Webb, on the part of the family, had general charge 
of the obsequies. The bearers, representing the board of Academy Trus- 
tees, were Chas. H. Gould, J. Carrol, Mead, Edward Kimball, Samuel 0. 
Smith, Horace A. Hall. 

In 1866 Mr. Kimball was united in marriage to Adaline Hazen. 
Four children were born to them, all of whom are living: Willis H,, a 
practising physician in Portland; Sophronia B., wife of Virgil H. Johnson 
of North Fryeburg; George R. and Carrie of North Bridgton 

C. E. Kimball of Summit, N. J., sends $2.00 for subscription 
to the News one year, one copy for himself and one for some 
one who is not able to pay. That is a ^ood way to do. There 
are, as we feared, many who do not feel able to pay one dollar, 
who would pay one half that amount. We are not willing to 
let the price keep any one from receiving- the News who wants 
it, and in every known deserving case shall send it for fifty cents. 

All subscriptions to the News begin with January of each 
year and end with December. This makes each year complete. 

March, 1900. 39 

He Goes to Sharon. 

The following- article from the Hartford Times, will be of 
interest to the many friends of Mr. Kimball: 


The Rev. John C Kimball of this city has accepted a unani- 
mous invitation to the pastorate of the First Cong-regational 
Church at Sharon Mass., and will formally assume the duties of 
the position February 1, Sharon is situated on the Boston and 
Providence road, eighteen miles from Boston, and besides being- 
a very beautiful place, has quite a reputation as a health resort. 

Mr Kimball has been supplying- the pulpit for six months, 
and now enters upon the work permanently. This will involve 
his removal from Hartford during- the winter. Mr. Kimball came 
here originally in 1878 settling- here as pastor of Unity church in 
May of that year. He remained in that capacity until the fall of 
1888, when his pastoral work was concluded. Afterwards he 
was the university preacher at Ann Arbor, Michig-an University, 
for one year, while the Rev. Dr. Sunderland was in Europe. He 
has lectured extensively since leaving- the Hartford pulpit, and 
has been identified with the lectureships of the Kthical Associa- 
tion in Brooklyn, which has published his lectures with others 
both separately and in bound volumes. 

Mr Kimball is a g-raduate of Amherst Colleg-e, class of 1854. 
During the Civil War he was the chaplain of the Eighth Massa- 
chusetts. He was in the Newport pastorate prior to his removal 
to Hartford, and v/as chaplain of the Rhode Island Senate while 
residing in Newport. For two years he was superintendent of 
the work of the Unitarian Association on the Pacific coast, and 
was one of the directors of the association. He has devoted him- 
self to scientiiic and sociological studies from the outset. With 
the Rev. M. J. Savage of New York he was one of the first in 
this country to accept Herbert Spencer's philosophy of evolution. 
Mr. Kimball has been interested through life in good government 
and good citizenship. His v/ife, Mrs K. O. Kimball is the presi- 
dent of the Equal Rights Club, member of the Mt. Holyoke 
Alumna Associations of this city and of the club of Literary Del- 
vers, composed of Hartford ladies. She has won large circles of 
friends here who will regret her removal to Massachusetts 

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kimball, Mrs Grace K Gris- 
wold,wife of Mr Lyman W. Griswold, is residing in Greenfield, 
Mass. She is a graduate of Smith College and was married he re 
last June. (See News 1899 Feb. June, Ocf., Hist. p. 432.) 

Mrs. F. M. Kimball of Topeka is the treasurer of the Kan- 
sas Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

40 Kimball Family N( 

A Hiitidredtli Birthday Celebration. 
John Kimball of Ipswich, Mass., (son of Ebenezere Joseph-? 
Hoses'* Mo^es'^ John^ Richard') was born Feb. 22, 1800, and died 
in 1876. His children always celebrated the day while he was 
living- by a visit to him, or by sending- him letters and tokens of 
their reg-ard, and since his death have usually v/ritten to each 
other about him on that day. But the twenty-second of Febru- 
ary this year being- the hundreth anniversary of his birth, the 
three children who are living-, Mrs. Annie K. Damon of Ipswich, 
Rev. John C. Kimball of Hartford, Conn., and Mr. Georg-e H. 
Kimball of Newburyport, Mass., united in its special celebration, 
bring-ing- out the pictures of him taken at different periods of his 
life, re-reading- his letters to them, and a memorial of him which 
had been prepared, repeating- all the little characteristic incidents 
and words and pleasant thing-s about him they could recall, giv- 
ing- a dinner in his honor to which all were invited — this last 
by Mrs. Annie K. Damon of Ipswich — and presenting- in his 
name a bit of money to all the needy old people they could think 
of whom a bit of money could not hurt. They found so much 
happiness in this special celebration of the day that they hope 
to keep it up with each succeeding- anniversary as long- as any 
of them live, doing the same also with their mother's birthday; 
and it surely is not a bad method by which for all Kimball chil- 
dren to continue honoring- parents where death has made it im- 
possible to honor them in their visible homes. (Hist. p. 432) 



The Boston Globe's Topsfield Correspondent has the follow- 
ing- dated Feb. 7: 

A notable wedding- took place in this town this afternoon, 
the contracting- parties being- Miss Genie Curtis Fuller, the well 
known vocalist, and Paul Revere Kimball. The ceremony was 
performed at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Daniel P^uUer. There was a larg-e attendance at the wedding- 
and reception, many of the g-uests coming- from Boston, Lynn, 
Salem, Lawrence, Haverhill. Danvers, Boxford and Shelburne 
Falls. The bridal couple were the recipients of many useful 
and beautiful presents. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball on their return 
from a tour will reside in this town. 

The death of Mrs. Betsey Kimball Jackson, also announced 
this month, will be noticed, lacking- five years of reaching- the 
century mark. There are still others left who have passed into 
their ninth decade. 

March, 1900. 41 

Eating His Boots and No Salt. 

(Family History Pag-e 1088.) 

In the sketch of Frederick White Kimball at the above 
number of the Kimball Family History, brief mention is made 
of the years of his life spent in the mines of the then far away 
California. While not exactly a "forty niner" he was about the 
next thing- to it, having- left home May 27, 1850. After many 
weeks of peril on sea and dang-ers encountered while crossing 
the isthmus he reached San Francisco, then only a small land- 
ing place. He returned home to his family in Vermont by the 
same route after an absence of four and a half years, during- 
which time he worked in the mines of northern California endur- 
ing untold hardships, perils and privations incident to a miner's 
life in that wild and then far off country. 

I write to tell of but one of many 'thrilling and trying- ex- 
periences of which I remember often of having heard my father 
relate. In the winter of 1852-3, he was at Yreka, Siskiyou 
county, north of Mount Shasta, and the only means of transpor- 
tation was by pack mules over the mountains. The winter was 
very severe and snow fell very deep. Supplies became exhausted 
and starvation stared the miners in the face. In the cabin with 
my father were two other men from Barton, Vt,, younger than 
himself, who were associated with him in mining-. Their names 
were John Thompson and Joe Falker. They were imprisoned 
in their cabin by reason of the great depth of snow which, almost 
if not quite, covered it for many weeks. The}^ had fuel to keep 
them warm but their supplies of food gave out entirely and death 
by actual starvation seemed inevitable. In their dilemma they 
cut up their boots and boiled them, drank the broth and chewed 
the leather. Strange as it may seem it kept them alive for days, 
and until the snow beg-an to settle, when one of the younger 
men was able to crawl out on his hands and knees and succeeded 
in shooting a deer, that had evidently been driven by hunger 
into the camp. For this they were devoutly thankful and took 
courage. With its skin the}" made snow shoes and cc'uld then 
get out and kill more deer. From that time on they fared 
sumptuously on venison until the snow sufficiently melted to en- 
able the mule trains to resume business. When hearing- my 
father relate this incident he would remarkthat if they only had 
had a little salt it would have made the deer meat and broth 
more palatable. F. M. K. 


Feb. 3, 1900, to Mrs. Carrie Devores, a son, first grandchild 
of G. B. Kimball of Jamesport, Mo. (News p. 248) 

42 Kimball Family News 

C. H. Kimball for Congress. 

Charles H. Kimball of Parsons, Kansas, is asked to be a 
candidate for Cong-ress in the third Kansas district. (See Fam. 
Hist. p. 849.) The conditions in his district are peculiar. It is 
the only one in the state now i:epresented by a populist. Some 
one is wanted to redeem the district, and he seems to be the one 
best fitted for the work. The Topeka Capital, now the most 
talked of paper in the United States on account of its coming- 
Rev. Sheldon's, "What Would Jesus Do?" edition, makes the fol- 
lowing- terse and truthful statement in reg-ard to Mr. Kimball: 
"Ex-State Senator C. H. Khnball of Parsons is urged to enter the con- 
g-ressional race in the Third district. Mr. Kimball is one of the strong- 
forceful men of Kansas. He was a brilliant soldier in the rebellion and 
coming to Kansas after the civil war without a dollar of capital he has in 
his profession of law won a competence. For four years he represented 
Labette county in the State Senate. He is a good speaker, a careful legis- 
lator and a man of such ability as to command respect and influence in any 
legislative assembly. The Capital hopes Mr. Kimball will be a candidate. 
Such men as he can place the Republican party on a solid foundation in 

The Parsons Globe published at his home also has the fol- 

There are many reasons why Senator C. H. Kimball should be nomin 
ated for Congress by the Republicans of this district. One whose business 
experience has been confined to law, sees all things from the standpoint 
of the lawj-^er, the preacher sees all things from the pulpit, but Senator 
Kimball has had that all-around business experience which broadens a 
man and fits him to meet and grapple with questions which are of such 
vital importance to the people at this time. He was a mechanic and 
builder before he became a lawyer. He has built waterworks, buildings, 
railroads, telegraph and telephone lines; he has been a farmer, merchant 
and manufacturer, and has been successful in each. 

For four years he was state senator from his county, and was countei 
as one of the ablest and most influential members of that body. Num- 
erous laws now on the statute books owe their existence to his efforts, 
notably, the interest and usury law of 1886. His bill to reduced the rate 
of interest and to provide a penalty for taking usury was defeated at two 
sessions of the legislature, 1886-87. He then took the matter into the Re- 
publican state convention of 1888 and secured the adoption of a resolution 
favoring the change, and at the next session of the legislature his bill 
became a law. This illustrates the pertinacity with which he sticks to a 
good work until it is accomplished. 

The old soldiers of this district are r'issatisfied with the way they have 
been treated, and it was this which caused the defeat of the Republican 
congressional ticket two years ago, while at the same election the state 
ticket carried the district by a good majority. Nothing would g'ive more 

March, 1900. 43 

satisfaction to the old soldiers and do more towards bring-in g" them back 
into line bhan to nominate for congress one of their comrades, and one 
who has had no connection with political machines or ring-s. Senator 
Kimball is the only candidate who was a soldier and he is also a member 
of the organization to which most of the old soldiers belong; the G. A. R. 
-^vhich is not a political organization, but the members do have a warm 
spot m their hearts for their old comrades in arms, and it is right that they 

Senator Kimball is a logical and forcible speaker and is a man of legis 
lative and business experience, a man who has the practical qualifications 
for the place and as a vote getter, he is far and away ahead of any other 
candidate who can be named for the place. 

Information Wanted? 

Columbus, Ohio. 

Feb. 12, 1900. 
Editor Kimball Family News. 

Dear Sir: — Somewhere back in the latter part of the eigh- 
teenth century my family formed an alliance with the Kimball family 
through the marriage of a great aunt of my father to a man named Kim- 
ball. The name of "the woman in the case" was Rachel Larew. I do not 
know what her husband's given name was and all I know about their fam- 
ily is that they had a son named Larew Kimball. 

I have made many attempts to locate some of the descendants of 

this Kimball and his wife Rachel Larew but until this time I have 

been unsuccessful. For the past three years it has been my pleasant for- 
tune to be associated as a fellow student with a member of your family 
Mrs. S. H. Kimball of Ceres, N. Y. She has been interested in tracing the 
family connection and advises me as one of the best methods of reaching 
this end is to write to your most valuable paper. 

Mrs. S. H. Kimball will graduate with honor frDm the Dental de- 
partment of the Ohio Medical University at the commencement held April 
24, 1900. She is a woman who would be credit to any family. 

Hoping you may be able to give me the address of the descendants of 
Larew Kimball, I remain. 

Yours sincerely, 

Jane G. Roney. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray of San Francisco, (Jan. News, p. 
12) writes that she will go to Europe in Aug-ust, but in the 
meantime will try to furnish some g-enealogical matter concern- 
ing- her family. She is a grand daughter of John Kimball, Hist, 
p. 408, whose record there is imperfect. 

44 Kimball Family News 

A Model Letter. 

Concord N. H. 

Feb. 12, 190Of 
G. F. Kimball Esq. 

Dear Sir: — Rec. No. 2. Vol. 3. On page 28 you say the father of Dan' 
iel Webster was "Ezekiel." He was his brother, died suddenly while 
addressing" a Jury in Concord in 1829. Daniel's fathers name was "Eben. 
ezer" he lived in Franklin, (then Salisbury) on the farm now the N. H. 
Orphans Home; you will see the old house in the front picture which I 
send. Daniel was 2 years old when the Judgs moved there. George Morril i 
Kimball son of the late Samuel S. Kimball of Concord has been elected a 
director of the Concord and Montreal Railroad. Sarah who gave D. W. 
the mitten was his great aunt, daughter of Deacon John and Anna Aver 
Kimball whose picture you have given. My Brother Benjamin Ames 
Kimball President of the Concord and Montreal Railroad leaves to day for 
a visit to Florida. In 1848 he came with me to Concord and at the age of 
15 went to work in the machine shop for 75 cents a day, graduated from 
Dartmouth in 1854 succeeded me in 1858 as master mephanic of che road 
and is now its president, 

Yours truly, 

John Kimball. 

The above letter is short, and newsy. It is a model. Our 
writing- "Ezekiel" instead of "Ebenezer" was a slip of the pen, 
Daniel's name is much more frequently associated with his broth- 
er's than with his fathers. The sudden and premature death of 
Kzekiel Webster has always been a matter of national regret; by 
many he was regarded as superior to Daniel. 

With the above letter our thoug-htful cousin sends two inter- 
esting- pamphlets. One is a report of the N. H. Home for the 
ag-ed; the writer of the above letter is President. The Home is 
a mag-nificent building- and among members of the association 
having charg-e of the Home we find the name of John Kimball 
President, and chairman of trustees, Miss Mary E Kimball of 
Lebanon, Mrs Charlotte A. Kimball of Concord. The late Mrs. 
Hannah M. Kimball of Concord; the Hon. B. A Kimball, Mrs. 
B. A. Kimball, Mrs A. M. Kimball, Henry A. Kimball, and 
among- the Memorial members are the names of Mrs. Kliza H. 
Kimball, Samuel A. Kimball and Mrs. Sarah A. Kimball. 

The other pamphlet is the Annual Report of the N. H. 
Orphans Home, two miles from Franklin on the old Webster farm. 
A fine eng-raving- shows among- other buildings the old Webster 
dwelling-. Of this institution John Kimball is treasurer and among- 
the visiting- committee we find Miss M. K- Kimball and Mrs John 
Kimball. In addition to these in various connections are found 
the names of several old school mates that add personal interest. 
Mr Kimball's report shows a permanent fund of $83,461. for the 
Home, certainly a credit to the little state. The report is illus- 
trated with many fine views. 

March, 1900. 45 

Adventurers and Explorers. 

The family has been somewhat noted as pioneers. The 
first Richard was one, and his descendants have kept up the 
record. From his day on they have been reaching- out in all di- 
rections until now they are found in all parts of the country. 
The pag-es of the Family History tell the story in different ways, 
one in what it says and again in what it is not able to say. 
From what is said one learns how widely spread the family is; 
in the manifest lack of information that exists one becomes 
convinced that much is left untold. 

A.t all events it is clear that with every advancing- wave of 
settlement the Kimball Family has been in the front. From 
the first parent, the colony in Massachusetts, the descendants of 
Richard, went forth expanding- the country. Many went east- 
ward to Maine; others to New York, Ohio, and farther west. In 
some of these mig-rations it is difficult to trace all the branches 
of the family tree. It was this difficulty, in part, that consumed 
so many years in the compilation of the family history. 

When California became a part of the nation it attracted 
g-reat numbers of the most enterprising- members of the family, 
and they are now enacting- a leading- part in the affairs of the 
Pacific coast. Upon the discovery of g-old it was but natural 
that they should continue true to old family traditions. In pre- 
vious numbers of the News have been g-iven letters from Kimball 
writers from that reg-ion. It has been remarked how the Califor- 
nia shipping- interests, led by J. S. Kimball & Co., have 
played an important part m the development of this northern 

A somewhat leng-thy article in a recent number of the New 
York Herald has led to these refleetions. Capt. W. R. Aber- 
crombie of the Second United States Infantry has recently sub- 
mitted a report to the Secretary of War of his expedition to ex- 
plore portions of the Alaska coast. The report is a valuable one 
but not in place here, but it is appreciated by the g-overnment 
and the press of the country. The special point of interest is 
that Capt. Abercrombie is a son-in-law of Gen. Amos S. Kimball 
of the commissary department of the United States army, whose 
headquarters during- the Spanish war, as may be remembered, 
were in New York City. Capt. Abercrombie married his daugh- 
ter Lillian Hattie. See Fam Hist p. 1089. 

Mr. Frank A. Hutchinson of Chelsea, Massachusetts, is 
another genealogist who is compiling books of family records. 
He is now gathering data on the Ordway and Worthen, or 
Worthing families, both of whom intermarried with Kimballs. 
He will be glad of any information regarding either of these 
families. His address is No. 4, Central Avenue. 

46 Kimball Family News 



In Roxbury, Mass., Nov. 14, 1899, Helen M., wife of Orrin 
A. Kimball, ag-ed 64 years. 


In Dorchester, Mass., Dec. 30, 1899, Mrs. Lucinda Taplin 
Kimball, widow of Reuben Kimball, ag-ed 75 years, (p. 718) 


In Boston, Jan. 9, 1900, Mrs. Flora Mason Kimball, wife of 
Dr. J. Kdwin Kimball, and daug-hter of the late Hon.S.W. Mason, 
supervisor of the Boston public schools. She was a scholarly 
woman and g-eneraljy beloved, (p. 684) 


In New York City, Nov. 3, 1899, Henry Davis Kimball, son 
of the late Rufus W. Kimball of Boston. The burial took place 
at the Newton cemetery. The services, which were larg-ely at- 
tended, were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Manchester of Lowell, 
and among- the pall-bearers was C. I. Hood. 

soph:^onia b. kimball. 

In Cambridg-eport, Mass., Nov. 10, 1899, Mrs. Sophronia B., 
widow of Charles C. Kimball, who died Dec. 27, 1843. The fun- 
eral took place from the Baptist Old Ladies' Home, on Brookline 
street, and the burial at Kennebunkport, Me., her childhood 
home. (p. 1109) 

JOHN ARTHUR KIMBALL. (Fam. Hist. p. 997) 

The oldest son of Charles Raymond Kimball died Feb. 22, 
1900. He was a Lowell boy and was 39 years old last Aug-ust. 
He was g-raduated from the naval academy at Annapolis in^ the 
class of 1881, and later made a toar of the globe. He was by 
profession a chemist and for the past three years had been as- 
sistant superintendent for Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers of 
plasters and medicated dressing-s, at their g-reat factory in New 
Brunswick, N. J. Their factories were closed during- the Epis- 
copal burial services which were read in that city, and the re- 
mains were sent to Lowell for interment in the family cemetery 
where his two remaining- brothers Henry R. and Ralph G. and 
other relatives acted as pall bearers. He was unmarried and 
a man universally esteemed and beloved. 


Alonzo H. Kimball would not accept the office of street 
commissioner of Somerville, Mass., for the reason that they 
wanted him for superintendent of streets in Medford with an in- 
crease of salary from $1,600 to $2,200. 

March, 1900. 47 

Betsey Kittiball Jecks cc. 

(Fam. Hist. p. 359, No. 445-viii. News Nov. 1898, p. 181.) 

Mrs.Betsey(Kimball) Jackson, better known as Mrs. Michael 
was born in Chenang-o County, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1805. In 1812 
she removed with her parents to Aurora, Cayug-a County, N. Y., 
where she attended the Aurora Female Academy for some years. 

In 1821 she removed with her parents to New Jerusalem, 
Yates County, N. Y., where she lived until her marriage to 
Michael Jackson in 1.^30. In 1831, with her husband, infant 
daug-hter, and parents, she removed to Michigan, living for two 
years or so it Ann Arbor, where her husband was eng-aged in 
shoemaking. They linally removed to Alg-onac, St. Cla r, Co., 
where her husband condnued his shoemaking business until 
1854, when they commenced hotel keeping- and continued it until 
his death in September, 1883. Since that time she and her 
daug-hter Ivucy lived together in Algonac, until her death on 
Jan. 4, of the present year. She was the mother of six children, 
all but Ivucy born in Michig-an. Lucy was born in N. Y. state. 
The oldest son, Georg-e C, and the second daug-hter, Mary C , 
died many years ag-o in Alg-onac. Charles K. and Henry, the 
young-est son, live in Algonac; Gurdon K., the third son lived in 
Bay City, Mich., and died on Dec. 30, last, a few days before his 
mother passed away. Mrs. Jackson led a very active life, was 
opposed to all shams and hypocrisv, and g-enerally spoke her 
feeling-s plainly. She had strong- convictions, and it required 
evidence to chang-e them. She was always ready to help those 
in sickness or distress, and it was at such times that her charac- 
ter was shown in its excellence. She retained her exceptionally 
fine mental character to the last. 

She had been failing in health for the past six months, but 
died at a ripe old age, respected by all who knew her, and ad- 
mired for her sterling- qualities. When told that her illness 
might prove fatal, she replied that it was all right; she had 
done all she was able to do for her friends, and was ready and 
willing- to g-o. Of her children, Lucy, Charles and Henry are 
living-, all of Algonac. There are twelve g-randchildren and 
four g-reat g-randchildren. She was carried to her last resting 
place by her two sons and four grandsons as pall bearers. 

The Ladies' Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
passed resolutions of syrnpathy and condolence for the loss of 
their friend and associate of long years, and paid a just tribute 
to her memory. 

Her son Gurdon Kimball Jackson, died at Bay Cit}^ Mich., 
on Saturday night, Dec. 30. He was born in Alg-onac, St. Clair 
County, Mich., in 1840. He went to Bay City in 1863 and en- 
gaged in the lumber business, which he conducted successfully 
until 1895. He was also largely interested in vessel property, 

48 Kimball Family News 

and at the time of his death was a director of the First National 
Bank and Commercial Banks of Bay City. In business he was 
honorable and upright, and was widely known and highly re- 
spected, not only in Bay City, but along- the great chain of lakes, 
especially in lumber markets. A wife and two sons are left. 

Mr. Augustine S. Worthing of Belvue, Kansas, would like 
to know who has the original diary kept by his great grandfather, 
Capt. Peter Kimball, to which reference has heretofore been 
made. It may be in the archives of New Hampshire. 

At Prayer. 

O man, who moveth God 
With measured word and suppliant pose, 
Each heart to share one common prayer, 
"Father, forgive as we forg-ive," 
_J^nd yet does man forgive. 

"This day our daily bread," 

And then I saw thee yesterday 

From early dawn, with brain and brawn, 

To work for gold, to fight for gold, 

To strike down truth and right for gold. 

"Thy kingdom here on earth." 
Forbear to lie, O mumbling tongue! 
Thy words can still the spirit kill. 
To choose a lie, to vote a lie, 
To hold in power a stately lie. 

"The power and glory thine," 
Let voices chani. their saddest strain, 
For men each day some Abel slay 
To be like Cain, to strike like Cain, 
To wear the crimson mark of Cain. 

"And, Father, tempt us not." 
On every side the weak ones fall, 
And at the gates man's justice waits, 
With biased law, with prison cell, 
With sable cap and strangling rope. 

* * * -X- -X- * * 

Be true, O type of God, 
To promptings from thy deepest soul. 
Find life in deeds and not in creeds, 
Seek man, save man, and thus be one 
With man's creator, God. 

W. G. e. KIMBALL. (2121?) 

utimball'-'iJ'amily uLews 

Vol. Ill, No. 4. G F KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1 .00 a year. 

Topeka^ Kansas, April, lOOO 

WILLIAM D. KIMBALL.- 1220-iii. 

[Fam. Hist. p. 603. April News, 1899.] 

On pag-e 264, April News, ls99, mention was made of the 
accidental death of William D. Kimball. The family is one that 
has been sorely afflicted. Attention was lirst called to it by 
mention in the New York Tribune Sunshine Society Column. 
The late Jacob D. Kimball left an invalid widow and an almost 
helpless daug-hter. The Society classes them as belong-ing- to 
the Shut-In-Club, and does a g-ood deal to throw rays of sun- 
shine across their pathway in life, sending- them mag-azines and 
papers. They live several miles from any villag-e, under the 
evening- shadows of Mt. Cardigan, and reading- is almost their 
sole diversion. The mother is now nearly seventy-five years of 

50 Kimball Family News 

ag-e, very intellig-ent, taking a lively interest in all that is going- 
on in the >vorld, and the nearly equally invalid daughter seems 
never to tire in her efforts to add to her comforts and make her 
life as cheerful as possible. The shocking death of the son and 
brother that occurred in February of last year was a terrible 
blow to the already afflicted family. The Nkws this month gives 
a portrait of William D. Kimball who was born in Plymouth, 
N. H., April 10, 1855, and copies from United States Senator 
Chandler's paper, the Concord Daily Monitor, the particulars of 
his death and burial, as follows, dated Feb. 20, 1899: 

William D. Kimball, the well-known local contractor and builder, 
was the victim of a terrible accideit this afternoon, resulting in instant 
death. He was at work putting" in batters for a new building* and was 
oblig'ed to resort to the use of dynamite to break the g-round. 

It was necessary to thaw out the dynamite and to do this he bor- 
rowed a kerosene stove from one of the residents near the park. The 
dynamite exploded and Mr. Kimball being- near at hand was instantly 
killed. His watch was fodad in the snow some twenty feet away, it had 
stopped at five minutes past one so the accident must have happened 
about this time. 

The police were immediately notified and Deputy Marshal Rand 
went over. He found a pocketbook in tae snow about forty feet away 
which was somewhat battered and showed the force of the accident. 

Mr. Kimball's faci and head were terribly bruised, one of his leg's 
was broken in two places and his hands and arms shattered. His overcoat 
which had been thrown over his shoulders, was torn into shreds, only the 
part around his neck being" left. 

No trace of the stove coull be found in the vicinity. 

Mr. Kimball was 44 years of ag"e and is survived by a wife and two 
daug-hters, Mrs. Fred Stevens and Misd Hattie Kimball. Mr. Kimball was 
an Odd Fellow, a well known and respected citizen, a successful business 
man, and a kind husband and father. 

Messrs. W. J. Quig-g", Roy Tandy and Joseph Robille were assisting- 
Mr. Kimball in the work and were within fifty feet of him when the ex- 
plosion occurred. They were not injured. Mr. Kimball and his assist- 
ants had finished one house at the park and were just putting- in the foun- 
dation for a second. 

Feb. 32, 1899. 
The funeral services of Mr. William D. Kimball, who was killed 
Monday by the explosion of dynamite, were held at 12 o'clock this noon at 
the Curtis Memorial church. The pastor, the Rev. Frank K. Chase, offici- 
ated. At the church the service of the I. O. O. F. was conducted, and at 
the grave the service of the Masons was held. The funeral was attended 
by delegations from the Pilgrim Fathers, American Mechanics, Masons 
and Odd Fellows. The floral offering was profuse and beautifnl. The 
bearers were Charles L. Peacock and L. D. Caldon, I. O. O. F.; George Os- 
good and Charles FoUansbee, Pilgrim Fathers; James F. Ward and D. A 
Currier, American Mechanics. Interment was at Blossom Hill cemetery. 
Music was furnished by Nevers's Third Regiment band. 

April, 1900. 51 

A Magnificetit Bequest 

Mrs. Klizcibeth M. [Kimball] Shutc in 1893, bequeathed the 
sum of $100,000 to found a public library in the city of Lynn, 
Mass., in memory of her deceased husband, William Shute. To 
this sum the city appropriated $40,000, and subscriptions received 
to the amount of $35,000 more. The new building- has just 
been finished, and the library ranks sixth of those in the state, 
having- 60,000 volumes. 

The Boston Herald says: 
Mrs. Elizabeth M Shute, whose bequest made the new building- pos- 
sible, was born in Salem, July 24, 183G. Her maiden name was Kimball. 
In 1850 she was married to William Shute^and lived in Lynn up to the 
time of her death, Nov. 1893. She was a very g-enerous woman, g-iving 
liberally of her means to charitable purposes. She was possessed of a re- 
markable business instinct and it is said that her late husband often 
attributed his success in business to the g-ood advice and deep interest 
which his wife took in his affairs: 

The Herald prints a picture of Mrs. Shute. and says: 
The picture of Mrs. Shute here g-iven was copied from tintype taken 
more than 3.5 years ag-o, being- the last picture that was ever taken of her. 
Although a beautiful woman, she was averse to having- her photograph 

William Shute, in vvhose memory the gift of !B100,000 was made hy 
his widow, was one of Lynn's successful business men. He was born in 
Maiden, in what is now apart of Everett, in May, 1831, and received his 
education in the district schools of that town. In 1849 he removed to 
Lynn and entered the employ of H. A. Peavear, morocco manufacturer, 
as apprentice. His business was very prosperous. In September, 1891, he 
died, and his will bequeathed .1^3500 to the city for the establishment of an 
electric fountain, which is located on the Common. He gave to the city of 
Everett $10,000 for the establishment of a branch Public Library in honor 
of his mother, and to the Lynn Hospital and other worthy objects he gave 
generous sums. 

In her will Mrs. Shute also left $10,000 m trust for the 
benefit of certain relatives, which sum after their death is to g-o 
toward maintaining- reading- rooms outside the Library, for the 
benefit of young- men. 

'We find nothing- in the P^amily Histor}^ . in reg'ard to this 
Elizabeth Kimball. Cannot some of our Eastern friends furnish 
the News with further particulars? 

Street Commissioner Alonzo H. Kimball of Medford, is the 
newly elected President of the Massachusetts Association of 
Highway Superintendents. 

52 Kimball Family News 

For Lieutenant Governor. 

At the larg-est republican state convention ever held in Rhode 
Island, March 13, 1900, Charles Dean Kimball of Providence 
was unanimously nominated for Lieutenant Governor. A re- 
port in the New York Daily Tribune says: 

Delegate Easton of Providence being" recognized by the Chair, said: 
"I desire to present for the consideration of this Convention the name of 
a man v^^hom the citizens of Providence have long- delighted to hon 
or. He has served in the House of Representatives and made a rec- 
ord of which any man might be proud. His high sense of public dnty and- 
devotion to the interests of his constituents have been shown by the fact 
that he has been present at every session of the General Assembly since 
he has been a member of it, v^th only one exception, and there was a good 
reason for his absence. It gives me great pleasure to present the name of 
Charles Dean Kimball. Delegate Augustine Jones seconded the nomina- 
tion and Charles D. Kimball was unanimously nominated 

In response to a call Mr. Kimball made a strong* and felici- 
tous speech. He was a member of the last Leg^islature and made 
a record that brought him into prominence at once. He refused 
to take a sum of money that the house voted for services that he 
did not believe should be considered outside of his regular duties. 
While others [with one exception] pocketed the money he re- 
turned his check for $175 to the state treasury. Particulars 
were given in July and August Nkws, 1899, page 309. 

Charles Dean Kimball was born in Providence in 1859, and 
was educated in the public schools. Last November he ran for 
mayor, that his party might have a complete ticket in the field 
and maintain an aggressive organization. He was defeated, 
but that had been anticipated. [Fam. Hist. p. 814.] 

The Nkws would be glad to make half tone illustrations 
from many photographs sent us of persons, as well as of views, 
family homes, etc., but it cannot stand the additional expense. 
We are certainly glad to print them when the cuts are furnished. 
The cost of a single one is not great, ranging from $1.50 for one 
the size of that which appears this month, to $5.00 for one of 
full page, but the aggregate of even one or two each month is 
too heavy a tax in addition to all other expenses. We have two 
photos, that would make a full page each, that we hope to give. 
One shows the church at Rattlesden, England, and the other a 
view of a part of this village, the home three hundred years ago 
of Richard Kimball our ancestor. They are such as will appear 
in the Rev. J. R. Olorenshaw's forthcoming History of the Par- 
ish and church of Rattlesden. 

In the February number of Scribner's Magazine, Arthur 
Reed Kimball had an interesting paper entitled "The Master of 
Edgewood." (Donald G. Mitchell.) 

April, 1900. 53 

Why Sarah Kimball Refused to Wed Daniel Webster. 

In every home and in ever;^ heart there may be secrets too 
sacred to be g-iven to the world, and the memory of which should 
never be polluted or tiolated by an unfeeling- public, actuated 
only by morbid curiosity; hence with a feeling- of sensitive deli- 
cacy do I touch upon a subject which relates to a loved one whose 
memory we cherish, who is not here to speak for herself, and 
who in her lifetime consig-ned it to oblivion. 

Then why should we with unholy hands dig- it up? Only 
to correct an error would I speak of it. I refer to the item in the 
February number of the News relating- to the eng-ag-ement of my 
g-reat aunt Sarah Kimball (p. 160 Kimball Hist. ) to Daniel Web- 
ster. The facts can best be told b}^ taking- an extract from a 
letter recently received from a very dear cousin in Boston, Mrs. 
Lucretia H. Kendall (p. 5 31-1847) and I trust that I am violat- 
ing- no confidence in doing* so. She writes: "There is a brief 
article in the News about Daniel Webster and Aunt Sally not 
altogether correct. The family tradition is that g-ood Deacon 
John (p. 159-231) her father and our great g-randfather, did not 
regard Daniel as g*ood enough for his Sally, in other words not a 
christian man. Whether he was then a member of a church or 
became so later I do not know, but aunt Sally had always great 
hope of him being a real believer. I may say great confidence 
in him as a christian man. Whether she remained single be- 
cause of her attachment for him I cannot say, I doubt it. She 
had a package of his letters which I have heard cousin Anna 
Kimball say she carried in an under pocket (one of the old fash- 
ioned kind such as our grandmothers used) and only destroyed 
them in the last years of her life, I know not exactly when. She 
once told me that she was not scholarly enough for Daniel — 
not sufficiently cultured. In this she belittled herself, for she 
was a very intelligent woman, unusually so for" the times, and a 
lady in the highest sense. That Daniel did not forget her was 
proved by his sending to her in the last year of his life a printed 
copy of one of his speeches and writing on the cover, 'With the 
unabated esteem of Daniel Webster.' I remember seeing it." 

Thus it will be seen that Aunt Sally was a dutiful daughter 
and obeyed the counsels and advice of her honored father and 
declined to marry Daniel, who in later years became one of 
America's greatest statesmen. F. M. K. 

Charles E. Kimball of, N. J., has been named by 
Judge Jenkins of the U. S. Court, Milwaukee, as one of the 
trustees of the United States Milling Company, otherwise known 
as the flour trust. This company was organized under the laws 
of New Jersey with a capital of $25,000,000. 

54 Kimball Family News 

The Will of Noah Brooks. 

Herbert W. Kimball of Wabati, Mass., Registrar of the 
Massachusetts society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 
sends us the following" will of Noah Brooks, a somewhat inter- 
esting document m itself. His daughter Mary was the wife of 
Aaron Kimball, No. 173, p. 231 of the Family History. The 
will shows the maternal descent of their children. Mary was 
the only daughter of Noah and Sarah (Willard) Brooks of 
Shrewsbury and Grafton, Mass. Sarah was the only daughter 
of Major Joseph Willard, and grand daughter of Benjamin Wil- 
lard the fifteenth child of Simon Willard. Among the descend- 
ants of this Simon were the Rev. Joseph Willard, president of 
Harvard College, 1781-1804, and also Samuel Willard who had 
been its Vice President nearly a century before, and of the late 
Frances K. Willard. Simon Willard was the founder of the 
family in the United States. He was born in England in 1605, 
and died in 1676. Among other descendants was Lieut. Moses 
Willard, the father of Mrs. Johnson whose daughter, Captive, 
born while her parents were prisoners of the Indians, afterwards 
married Col. George Kimball. See p. 63, March News, 1898. 

Will allowed April 2, 1805. 

IN THK NAME OF GOD, AMEN. I, Noah Brooks, of Grafton, 

in the County of Worcester, & Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Gent:— 
Sensible of my own mortality, being" at present of a sound, disposing" mind, 
do make & ordain this my last will & Testament. 

First of all I commend my soul to God who g"ave it, humbly hoping 
the salvation thereof thro' Jesus Christ. And my body to the dust to be buried 
in a decent Christian manner (at the discretion of my executor herafter 
named) in expectation of a resurrection to eternal life. 

As to my worldly substance, with which it hath pleased God to bless 
me, I dispose of in the following* manner: — 

IMPRIMIS, I bequeathe to Sarah Brooks, my welbeloved wife, one 
Cow, which she shall chuse from among my cows, to dispose of as she shall 
please — And that she have full rig-ht, to the west lower room in my dwell- 
ing house; with sufficient cellar rDom & fire wood, cut fit for the fire & 
brought into the room & 70 weig-ht of beef, 60 lb. of good pork, 8 bushels 
of Indian corn, 4 bushels of Rye, one bushel of wheat — one bushel of 
malt — 2 Barrels of Cyder & a sufficiency of all sorts of sauce annually ' 
Also a horse with a g"ood saddle to ride upon when she pleases — all the 
above whilst she remains my widow — & the use of my household furniture 
during" her natural life — also whilst my widow, 5 lbs. of good wool & 15 
lbs. of good Flax annually. 

ITEM, I bequeathe to Aaron Kimball & Mary his wife (my children) 
my east room, with the cellar under it, & half the chamber over it, & to 
my only daughter Mary Kimball aforesd all my household furniture after 
her mother's decease, except the Clock — to her and her heirs forever. 

April, 1900. 55 

ITE^Sr, r bequeathe to Aaron Kimball, Jr., my g-randson all my 
lands north of the County road, running" bj' my house; with all the build- 
ings thereon and. appurtenances thereof, not alread}^ disposed off also my 
clock, — all my Blacksmith tools — all my husbandry tools, on condition 
that he the sd. Aaron, faithfully & punctually call in & discharge all my 
just debts, &, all the legacies given in this will, Sc provide for his grand- 
mother what is already bequeathed her, & everything necessary for her in 
sickness —keep her cow well as long as she needs, & take good care of her, 
his grandmother, in life, & be at the expence of a decent, Christian burial, 
for me and my wife, his Grandfather and Grandmother & as an additional 
reward I bequeath to him all my quick stock. 

ITEM, I bequeathe to Noah Brooks Kimball my grandson, six 
pounds to be paid him within one year after my decease. 

ITEM, I give to Asahel Kimball, my grandso-n, six pounds to be 
paid him within one year after my decease. 

ITEM. I give to Asahel Kimball niy grandson, three pounds within 
two years after my decease. 

ITEM, I give to Leonard fviinball my grandson three pounds with- 
in three years after my decease. 

ITEM, I give to Sarah Sherman my grandaughter two pounds to 
be paid her within four years after my decease. 

ITEM, I give Mary Hall my grandaughter two pounds to be paid 
her within five years after my decea se. / 

ITEM, I give Elizafbeth Kimball, mj^ grandaughter, two pounds to 
be paid her within six years after my decease. 

ITEM, I give to Hannah Kimball my grandaughter two pounds to 
be paid her within seven years after my decease. 

ITEM, I give to Asenath Fisher my great grandaughter two pounds 
to be paid her within seven years after my decease. 

ITEM, It is my will that my wearing apparel be equally divided 
amongst my natural grandsons. 

LASTLY, If there be anything pertaining to my worldly substance 
not disposed of¥ it is my will that it be given to Aaron Kimball Junr. my 
grandson, whom I constitute and appoint sole executor of this my last will 
& testament. 

Noah Brooks, (seal) 

Signd, seald & attested this Thirteenth day of Feb. 7.. A. D. one 
thousand and seven hundred eighty two. In the presence off 

. Daniei. Grosvenor. 

WiLiJAM Knowt-tox. ' 

Thomas \Vithp:ri?y. 


Attest Register 

Byron Kimball of Haverhill, Mass., is a breeder of fine 
horses. He has recently purchased Katanka, the dam of several 
noted trotters. 

56 Kimball Family News 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Page 15 l-506a— Sarah Kimball^ (Peter^ Joseph^ Richard-^ Thomas^ Richard^) 
born in Boscawen, N. H., Dec. 31, 1780; died Dec. 28, 1868; m. 1799, 
Solomon Martin, b. — ; died at sea about 1810 Their only child Judith 
Kimball Martin^ b. Nov. 16, 1800; d. Feb. 4. 1883: m. — , 1824, Ezek- 
iel Smith Worthing-. 


i Sarah Martin Worthing-^, b. March 18, 1825; m. 1845, Orson Ashley, 
ii Augustine S. Worthing^ b. Oct. 25, 1827. 
iii Hannah Maria Worthing^, b. April 15, 1839; m. Henry W.Minard. 

No children, 
iv Joseph Henry Worthing^ b. May 18, 1845; d. Oct. 27, 1860. 
1029a — Sarah Martin Worthing^(Judith KimbalF Saran^ Peter^ Joseph^ Rich- 
ard^ Thomas^ Richardi.) b. March 18, 1825; m. — 1845, Orson Ashley. 


i Laura Ashley^ b. — ; m. Richard Constable. No children, 
ii Martin Leroy Ashley^, b. — ; m. Ella Judson; seven children. 

Lives in Kingman County, Kansas, 
iii Orpho Elisa Ashley^ b. — ; m. Frank Albee. Two children, Ora 

and Laura Bella, 
iv Leona Ash^ey^ b. — ; m. Clark Taylor. One son, Morrel. 
1029b— Augustine S. Worthing^ (Judith KimbalF Sarah^ Peter^ Joseph* 
Richard^ Thomas^ Richardi).b. Hebron. N. H., Oet. 25, 1827; m. Esther 
Ann Barron. He is a retired farmer, and has lived near Belvue Kan- 
sas for twenty-eight years. The family name wasWorthen. A near 
relative was Amos H. Worthen, formerly state geologist of Illinois. 
See p. 36, last number of News. Also April News, 1899. p. 260. 


i Edwin A. Worthing^, b. Oct, 19, 1856; m. Letia Moore. Three' 
children: 1, Bertha, b. Feb. 13, 1890; 2, Augustine Ray, b. June 
8, 1891; 3, Edith Pearl, b. May 21, 1895. 
ii Estella Pauline Worthing^, b. April 15, 1861; m. Frank Crabtree, 
Two children; l,Ethelio, b. Nov. 18, 1889; 2, Raymond Worthing^o 
b. July 16, 1892. 
iii May Lorinda^ b. — ; m. James S. Watt. Two children: 1, Ora 
May Lorena Watt^o, b. May 19, 1890. 2, Merrill Worthing Watt^o 
b. Oct. 18, 1897. 
Page 409— No. 774, Royal KimbalF, m. Asbfield. Mass., Feb. 25. 1808, Polly 


i Lewis A.^, b. Ashfield, Mass., March 5, 1809. 

ii Darwin^ b. Chenango Co., N. Y., Aug. 20, 1811; d. May 16, 1888. 
iii Harman^, b. Lisle, N. Y., Dee. 19, 1813. 
iv Royal*, b. Chenango, Broome Co., May 6, 1816; d. Hard Mill, Mo. 

Dec. 18, 1899. 
V Virgil W.8 b. Bingham ton, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1818; d. Jan. 6, 1878. 

April, 1900. 57 

VI Almira*^, b. Chenango Co., N. Y.. June 10. 1S3(); m. Joel Sawyer, 
vii Mary^, b. Chenang-o Co., April 22, 1822; d. Rochester. N. Y , 

July 1877. 
viii Releat'y**, b. Chenang-a Co., May 25, 1824; m. Reuben Hazen of 
Rochester, N. Y. 
ix Caroline", b. Chenang-o, Broome Co. , May 12, 1827; m. William 
Sherburne of Oxtord, Kansas. 

X Eliza*^, b. Chenang-o, Co., April 22, 1829: d. : m. Georg-e 


xi Oliver E.^, b. Chenang-o Co., 1831. 

Page 733 — No. 1553, Royal Kimball^, b. Chenango, Broome Co., N. Y., May 
6, 1816; d. Hard Mill, Callaway Co., Mo., Dec. 18, 1899: m. Feb. 7, 
1843, Maria A. Sprague, in Triangle Town, Broome Co., N.Y. 


i Franklin B.« b. Triangle, Broome Co., N. Y., Feb. 4, 1844: d. of 
typhoid :ever, Gatssville, Texas, August 10, 1872. 
"ii Eugene AnseP, b. Chehocton, Steuben Co, N. Y., Feb. 3. 1848 

d. Sept. 10, at Versailles, Catt Co., N. Y. of flux, 
iii Eldridge A.'-*, b. Versailles, Catt Co., N.Y., July 9. 1849; d. March 

2, 1852. 
iv Alva A.^, b. Versailles, N. Y., April 9, 1851: m. Dec. 28, 187(i. 

Lizzie Martin 
V Oliver O.^ b. Versailles, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1853; m. Oct. 24, 1881, 
Jennie Clothier. He is a machinist and lives at Tebbetts, Mo. 
vi Adelaide E.^ b. July 14, 1859; m. Feb, 28, 1877, William Knowl- 

ton. Lives in Perrysburg, N. Y. 
vii Buford H.9. b. Cuba, Mo., Nov. 27, 1865; m. Feb. 22, 1888, Sallie 

O. Herring, 
viii Charles.A.9, b. Cuba, Mo., June 12, 1866. 

[Note; — It will be observed that the above differs from the Family 
History. We give it as furnished by Oliver D. Kimball of Tebbetts, Mo. 
It will be noticed that nothing is given concerning the grandchildren of 
Royal KimbalP, neither above nor in the History. It may be added that 
Virgil, brother of Royal was the father of Elbert L. Kimball, who in 1888 
was the republican candidate for governor of Missouri, and who.^e sudden 
death a little later was a matter of almost national regret. Fam. Hist. p. 
Page 1011— Althea A. (Kimball) Murphv, daughter of VirgiP. lives at Enid 

Oklahoma, instead of San Diego, Cal. 
Page 1022— No. 2386. Achsah Kimball Beach now resides at Pittsfield, Mass. 
Page 1142 — Capt. W. A. Kimball now lives at Nahcotta, Wash, 

Thomas D. Kimball, Phillips Andover '59, is g-eneral ag-ent 
for the Washing-ton Life Insurance Co. , of New York City with 
headquarters at 421 Olive street, St. Louis, Mo. He lives in 
Kirkwood and was last year elected its first mayor on a Ptraig-ht 
anti-saloon issue. 

56 Kimball Family Nev/s 

The Peaslees and Others of Haverhill 

Mrs. E. A. Kimball of Kast Haverhill, Mass., has compiled 
a pamphlet of 72 pag-es with the above title and has kindly sent 
the News a copy. It contains much interesting- Kimball reading*. 
The founder of the Peaslee family was Joseph born in Eng-land, 
made freeman in 1642, Newburj^, Mass., and moved to HaA^erhill 
in 1646. [Pag'e 49, Kimball History.] He was an active citizen 
and preacher although some of the records note that he was 
"unfit" for such work. 

The Family History states that Judith Kimball, the third 
daug-hter of Henry^ [p. 49] married Col. Nathaniel Peaslee. He 
was the fourth son of Joseph, son of the emigrant Joseph, and 
was a wealthy and influential citizen, a Representative several 
terms and one of the committee of the General Court in 1739, 
to arrang-e the long- disputed boundary line between Massachu- 
setts and New Hampshire. 

The Family History makes no mention of their children, 
but they are given in this work and were as follows: 
i Hannah Peaslee born May 1, 1703. 

ii Mehitable Peaslee, born Jan. 18, 1704; died May 27, 1776. 
hi Nathaniel Peaslee, born April 13, 1707. 
iv Abig-ail Peaslee, born Sept. 29, 1709. 
V Suspnna Peaslee, b. May 10, 1712. 
" VI Mary Peaslee, b Oct. 5, 1715; died Feb. 8,' 1716-17. 

vii Jonathan Peaslee, born June 15, 1720; died March 5, 1721. 
Regarding their children we quote as follows: 

In 1723 Abig"ail and Susanna Peaslee, with five other women, peti- 
tioned the town for liberty "to erect a seat or pew over the head of the 
stairs," in the meeting-house, "not damnifying the stairway." Their re- 
quest was granted. At the same time Nathaniel Peaslee and others, "hav- 
ing their habititions S3 distant from the meeting-house that, at any time 
being belated, we cannot get into any seat, but are obliged to sit squeased 
on the stairs," asked permission to erect a pew in a vacani place "betwixt 
the front pew and the pew on th@ side gallery over the head of the stairs." 
As the daughters of Nathaniel Peaslee were at this time aged respectfully 
fourteen and eleven years, they were, according to modern ideas, very 
young women. 

Hannah, the eldest child, married Joseph Badger, a merchant of 
Haverhill, and father of Gen. Joseph Badger, of Gilmanton, N. H., born 
in Haverhill, January 11, 1722. 

Susanna married Rev. Christopher Sargent, of Methuen, January 22, 
1729-30, and was the mother of Hon. Nathaniel Peaslee Sargent, Chie^ 
Justice of t>ie Supreme Court of Massachusetts. 

[Nathaniel Peaslee Sargent, the grandson of Judith (Kim- 
ball) Peaslee graduated from Harvard College in 1750, and was 
a delegate to the Provincial Congress at Cambridg-e in 1775, and 
the next year was a member of the House of Representatives. 

April, 1900. 59 

This was before he became Chief Justice of the Massachusetts 
Supreme Court. He was the sole executor of his g-randfather's 
will.— Ed. Nkws.] 

The historians of Concord, New Hampshire, -and of Haverhill, Mass., 
state that "Capt. Ebenezer Eastman married March 4. 171», Sarah Peaslee 
of Haverhill, daug-hter of Colonel Nathaniel Peaslee, of Haverhill, evidently 
an error, as the eldest child of Nathaniel was not born until 1703. (Sarah 
Peaslee, daug-hter of Joseph and sister of Nathaniel, married Captain 
Ebenezer Eastman. 

[It was their son Moses Eastman who married Elizabeth 
fcmball. See Nkws p. 258, April, 1899, and for their children, 
pag-e 8, Jan. Nkws, 1900.— Ed. Nkws.] 

Natlianiel Peaslee, Jr., son of Nathaniel and Judith, married Lydia 
White, Not. 16, 1727. They had a child Abigail, born Oct. 3, 1728, died 
Oct. 17, 1729. '-Nath'l Peaslee, ye husband, died Sept. 9, 1730." 

Abig-ail, the fourth child of Nathaniel and Judith, married James 
White. April 9, 1728, and died May 27,^1730. 

Mrs. Judith Peaslee died August 15, 1741, and, a few months later, 
Rev. Christopher Sargent, of Methuen, hid the pleasure of uniting in 
marriage his father-in-lav^, then nearly sixty years of age, and Abiah 
Swan, of that town, Jan. 8, 1742. 

Their child, Abigail, was born May 2, 1743, and the mother died the 
11th of the month and year. Abigail, the daughter, married Humphrey 
Moody, and had nine children. Humphrey and Nathaniel Peaslee Moodyi 
enlisted in the army and served three years. William, son of Humphrey 
was a graduate of Dartmouth College. Mrs. Moody married for her second 
husband Gen. James Brickett. 

In 1726 the General Court of Massachusetts granted the 
township of "Pennj-cook" now Concord, to one hundred men, 
most of whom were from Haverhill, Bradford and vicinity, and 
among-' them Samuel, iDavid and Jeremiah Kimball, sons of 
Davids Their brother Aaron settled in Hopkinton, and Jere- 
miah went to Warner. Robert and Nathaniel Peaslee were pro- 
prietors of the township but did not settle there. Robert Kim- 
ball (p. 61) the uncle of the above mentioned Kimballs was also 
interested in Pennycook, but did not settle there. His son Phillip 
however became prominent in town affairs. (See anecdote p. 94 
Fam. Hist.) 

The first settler in Concord, then Penn^^cook, was Capt. 
Ebenezer Eas.tman whojnarried Sarah Pea^lee„whose son Moses 
married Elizabeth Kimball. (See April News, 1899.) Ruth the 
only sister of Moses Eastman married Dr. Ezra Carter when onl}^ 
thirteen years old, and for a second husband married Samuel 
Fowler a maternal relative of the News Editor's father. 

The will of Nathaniel Peaslee reads very much like parts of 
that of Noah Brooks in another part of this issue of the News. 
For example he gives to his "well beloved wife, the im- 

60 Kimball Family News 

provement of the south-easterly part of the house in which I 
now live, called the Parlour and Parlour chamber, and Garret 
overhead and Celler under, also well and wood yard as she shall 
have occasion. Also the Improvement of the west Room in the 
Red house in which William Pag"e now lives, and the chamber 
over it, and the cellar under it, and also the well and wood yard 
as she shall have occasion, and the Improvement of ni}^ barn on 
the North side of the Road, where the Cyder Mill now stands, 
and her sixth part of the profits and clear annual Income of the 
several parcels of Land which I shall hereafter mention aed ^ive 
to m}^ children alid g-rand-children for and during- the term she 
shall continue my widow, after debts and charg-es are paid and 
one-fifth part over all the funeral charg-es I shall die possessed 

The author of this interesting- work is Mrs. Emma A. (Brown) 
Kimball. (-Hist, p, 842. ) She married Frederick, the fifth child 
of Hazen Kimball (No. 1062, p. 528) who married Eliza Peaslee. 
Hazen's father, Benjamin, (p. 292) married Betsey Kimball, 
and their daug-hter Abigail became the second wife of Deacon 
Jesse Kimball son of James, a very interesting- sketch of whom 
may be found on pag-e 293 of the history. His first wife was al- 
so a Kimball, Lucretia, daughter of Judge John Kimball of Bar- 
ton, Vt., grandfather of F. M. Kimball of Topeka. Another 
Xvucretia Kimball, sister of Deacon Jesse, married Prof. Benja- 
min Greenleaf, the author of Greenleaf 's Arithmetics. A daugh- 
ter of Jesse and Abigail Kimball, Lucretia Hasseltine, "a person 
of rare attainments" married Rev. R. S. Kendall, at one time 
U. S. Consul at Strasburg, Germany. Their three children all 
became prominent educators. (Hist. p. 844.) 

Mrs. Kimball's book, in paper, sells for $1.00, bound in cloth 

A late number of the Boston Herald contained a half tone 
portrait of Miss Mary Elizabeth Kimball, the retiring president 
of the Massachusetts Daughters of Veterans. She is the daugh- 
ter of Gen. John W. Kimball of Fitchburg, who was elected 
state auditor in 1898, and has filled that office ever since that 
time. [Hist. p. 841.] 

The collection of Indian relics which was on exhibition at 
the Boston museum for many years, has been presented to the 
Peabody museum of Harvard by the heirs of David Kimball. 
The collection comes from the Algonquins, the Sioux, the Semi- 
noles and the Choctaws, and was made by the famous explorers, 
Lewis and Clark, about the year 1840. 

April, 1900. 61 

A Good Looking Rustler 

The March number of the New York Typewriter and Phono- 
g-raphic World is before us. It must be a valuable aid to the 
typewriters and stenog^raphers, as it is a large illustrated mag"a- 
zine at only 50 cents a year. This number contains a racy and 
instructive department on "The Amanuensis and the Student," 
conducted by James N. Kimball, a New York teacher and re- 
porter. This number also contains a sketch and portrait of our 
rustling- friend and cousin, Duran Kimball, proprietor of the 
Chicag-o Shorthand School and Business Colleg-e, 113 Adams 
Street. We would like very much to reproduce both portrait 
and sketch, but have not the cut, but we can give the sketch 
which is by the editor of the magazine. 

Duran Kimball has from the first been a staunch friend of 
the Nkws, overlooking its imperfections, knowing how easy it 
is to make mistakes when one has "too many irons in the fire." 
His name is not given in the index of the Family History, but a 
short sketch is given on page 720, in which his birthplace is 
given as Claremont, N. H. But Claremont is only across the 
Connecticut river from the Green Mountain State. We imagine 
that Editor Healey drew a little on his imagination at the out- 
set, but the little story is readable enough for the World, and 
the main facts are good enough for the Nkws. Our cousin has 
been unfortunate in losing all his children, the News of March, 
1898, containing a portrait and sketch of his daughter Grace, a 
very amiable young woman who died in California on Christ- 
mas day, 1897, at the age of seventeen. 

D. Kimball, of Chicag-o — that's his name, and one knows by his 
physiog-omy that he is a Yankee— born and bred among- the Green Moun- 
tains of Vermont, where his nearest neighbors were the chipmunks, the 
speckled trout, and the towering forms of the old spruce-gum trees. 
There he remained, a simple farmer's boy, until 1856 when he removed to 
Minnesota, and in 1863 enlisted in the Tenth Minnesota Infantry, serving- 
his time until the close of the war, coming out a lieutenant, and with his 
hair — the latter a rather surprising circumstance considering the fact that 
much of his time was spent in chasing up the refractory Sioux Indians. 
Upon his discharge from the army he went to Boston, and there ran across 
Takig-rafy his first and only love, with the exception of a few days of toy- 
ing- with the virgin consonants'of Pitman. His first real experience as a 
stenographer was gained in the office of the famous Allan Pinkerton— and 
they do say that the detective instinct they cultivated and absorbed from 
his environment remains with him to this day. In '68 he went with the 
Chicag-o, Burlington and Qaincy and later accepted the position of train- 
master with the Southern Pacific, which he left in a month, and took 
charge of the- construction of a hundred-mile branch of the Northern 

(> 2 Kimball Family News 

Pacific. But the itching- for teaching took possession of him and he re" 
turned to Chicago, taught a j^ear in one of the business colleges there 
and then opened a school of his own which he has since con- 
ducted. Mr. Kimtall has been and is probably now the strong- 
est and best representative of Takigraphy in the world. He has given 
whole attention to it devising means and inethods for engraving, and 
publishing many text-books in the system, all of which are models of 
w^hich any author may be proud both in design and literary style. Mr. 
Kimball is in his fif by-eighth year and ought to be good for another quar- 
ter of a century. May his shadow never grow less. 

Kimball Lovejoy. 

Our young- friend, C. N. Kimball of Harvard, class 1902, 
sends the following- clipped from a Boston paper, dated March 
9, Natick, Mass.: 

Mr. 'Kimball Lovejoy, 87, died yesterday at his home on Pond street 
C ochituate. He was born in Hebron, N. H. When a young man he 
settled in Charlestown, where he lived till about 30 years ago, when 
he went to Cochituate and made his home there. IVir. Lovejoy was of a 
quiet, retiring disposition. He was one of the most respected citizens of 
the town. He engaged in the box manufacturing business. He was mar- 
ried and had two sons, one of whom was killed in the civil war. The sec- 
ond son, William, died in 187.5. His wife is also dead, and Mr. -Lovejoy 
was the last of the family. He was a prominent member of the M. E. 
church, and was one of the trustees at the time of his death. 

In his letter our cousin remarks that it is the only instance 
where he has seen the familj^ name used as a Christian name. A 
g-lance at the Family History index will show that this is by no 
means rare. No mention of Kimball Lovejoy is made in the 
history. But there were many Kimballs in Groton, Hebron and 
neig-hboring- towns, and the widow of Benjamin Kimball, No. 
307, married Jacob Lovejoy of Hebron in 1835. Kimball Love- 
joy was probably the son of a Kimball woman 

Kimballs in Harvard 'University. 

Henry Horton Kimball, A. B., of Boston, 2/1 Beacon street, 
1902, Law. 

Charles Nathaniel Kimball of Wellsboro, Pa., 11 Conant, 
1902, Law. Hist. p. 796. 

Georg-e Cook Kimball of Boston, Scientific, 1900, Klectric 
Engineer, Holyoke. Hist, p, 834. 

Arthur Clark Kimball of Lynn, Mass., Scientific,- 1901, Civil 
Eng-ineer: Weld 33. Hist. p. 839. 

Fred Kimball of Kensing-ton, N. H., Colleg-e, 19 Ellsworth 

Alice May Kimball of Cambridg-e, Mass., 1900. Hist. p. 
1018. (?) 

April, 1900. r,.^ 

Dr. Grace Kimball on Medical Missionaries. 

[See News, Dec. 1899, p. 370. Hist. p. 'i2'i.] 

From the N. Y. Tribune, March 21: 

Dr. Grace Kimball, formerly of Van. Turkey, who is now connected 
with Vassar Colleg-e, addressed the Woman's Guild of the Manhattan Con- 
g-reg^ation Church yesterday morning- at Leslie Hall, Eighty-third street, 
and Broadway, on the work accomplished by medical missionaries. Mrs. 
Henry A. Stimson introduced the speaker, and Mrs. S. C. Ma stick was 
chairman of the meeting-. 

Dr. KimbiU strongly urg-ed the value of organizations in mission 
work. ''If our missions are to be as they must be — an irmy — we at home 
must make the work a, study," said Dr. Kimball. "To the extent that 
foreig-n missions have been successful, the result must be attributed to 
concentrated effort." 

In a reference to her former work as a medical missionary at Van, 
the speaker stated that a woman, who was deeply interested in the work 
said, ''We want a new school of three R's — 'reading-, writing- and rig-hteous- 
ness' " — to which Dr. Kimball added that such a school had been estab- 

"Of the thirty-eight medical missionaries sent out by t'^e Americin 
Board six are women," said the speaker. "The medical missionaries win 
the confidence and affection of the natives through their ability to relieve 
suffering, and one of the instances that came under my notice was the case 
of a chief who was obdurate in his determination not to listen to the mis- 
sionaries. On one occasion a missionary found him rolling on the ground 
in agony, incidental to a form of disease that is frequently fatal. The 
medical missionary was enabled to give the necessary treatment, and upon 
his recovery the chief was found among the attentive listeners at the 

At the close of the address the speaker was introduced to those pres. 
ent by Mrs. C.L. Newell, the chairman of reception. 



Suddenly, at West Newtoti, Mass., Feb. 7, Mrs. Susanna H. 


At Wellesley Hills, Mass., March 9, S. Adelaide Kimball, 
wife of Georg-e H. Kimball. 


Suddenly, in Boston Jan. 26, Henry Curtis Snow, son of late 
David Snow, 65 years. Mr. Snow married Lavina Taft Kim- 
ball, Dec. 16, 1858. He left a widow, children and grandchil- 
dren. [Fam. Hist. pp. 776, No. 1671] 


Mrs. Elizabeth Kimball Noyes, sister of Ex-Mayor Edward 
J. Noyes, of Lowell, ag-ed 54 years. She was a native of Georg-e- 
town, Mass. See p. 705, No. 1478. 

()4 Kimball Family News 

Peter Kimball's Diary. 

Mr. Aug-ustine S. Worthing- of Belvue, Kansas, writes con- 
cerning- the diary of his g-reat g-randfather, Capt. Peter Kimball 
of Boscawen, N. H., which he kept while in the service of the 
Revolutionary patriots: 

"It was probably in possession of his young-est son Benja- 
min Thurston, (Fam. Hist. p. 284^^ then to his son Peter, late of 
Grafton, N. H. If it is still preserved, it is doubtless in posses- 
sion of some of Peter's children. My grandmother, Sarah Kim- 
ball Martin, used to say that her father made notes in his diary 
nearly every day throug-hout the war. She said it possessed 
real literary merit. It is known to have been in existence in 
1830, and my g-randmother often spoke of it, saying- it would be 
worth money to his descendants." 

As the News has before said, this diary is considered g-ood 
authority by historians. The Family History quotes from it on 
pag-e 150. If Mr. Worthing- is correct in his surmise, then Mrs. 
Nancy Adams Kimball, the widow of the late Peter Kimball of 
Grafton, N. H., maybe able to g-ive some information in reg-ard 
to it. She is a very brig-ht and well informed lady. 

In the annual list of largest taxpayers of Boston in the 
Herald Jan. 14, the names of about eight Kimballs appear as 
paying taxes on one and one-half millions of real estate and per- 
sonal property. 

ly. F. Kimball of Melrose, Mass., has bought the Challenge 
Poultry Farm, of South Peabody, Mass. The farm contains 18 
acres of land, about 200 feet of poultry houses, and a large fac- 
tory buildingc Mr. Kimball intends to improve the property, 
and to raise poultry on a large scale. 

Dr. G. W. Field of Bangor, Me., left many public bequests, 
and among them $1500 to Dr. Grace Kimball and Miss Lettie 
E- Johnson, to be used by them in the Van Mission or other 
Turkish missions in such way as they deem expedient. See Fam. 
News, Dec. 1899, for sketch, also Fam. Hist. pp. 322-323. 

President Kimball of the Iowa Central Railroad Company 
has decided to move the headquarters, general offices and ma- 
chine shops of that road from Marshalltown, Iowa, to Peoria, 
Illinois. Peoria has become a very important railroad center, 
and offers economical advantages over most other points. 

Utim ball'- family uCews 

Vol, III, No. 6. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year. 

Topekay Kansas, May, 1900. 



No. 773— John KimbalF (Boyce^ Boyee^ Ebenezer'' Samuel" Richard^ Rich- 
ard^) born in Shutesbury, Mass., Feb. 3, 1783; d. Hadley, Mass., Sept. 
30, 1858; m. 1st Jan. 22, 1805, Electa Granger, b. Nov. 8, 1783; d. Aug;. 
24, 1817; m. 2d, May 6, 1818, Lydia Granger, b. Feb. 17, 1790; d, March 
1, 1863. Electa and Lydia Granger were the daughters of Holcomb 
' Granger and Electa Smith, who was a descendant of Joseph Smith 
of Hartford, Conn., Nathaniel Foote of Wethersfield, Conn., Peter 
Golding of BDston, Hadley and Sudbury, Mass., Luke Hitchcock of 
Wethersfield. Conn,, and Hadley, Mass., Nathaniel Dickinson of Had- 
ley Mass., and Lieut. Samuel Smith, who, with his family came from 
England in 1634 on the "Elizabeth'' with Richard and Ursula (Scott) 
Kimball. Mr. Kimoall followed the occupation of gardening for 
many years. He was kind and genial in his nature and greatly loved 
by all who knew him, especially the children. 'Resided in Hadley , Mass. 


i (1545a)Timothy8, b.Mch. 11, 1806; d. July 18,1872, New Orleans, La. 
ii John^ b. Aug. 37, 1807; drowned in Connecticut River Apr. 7, 1815, 
iii (1545b) Achsa Bridgman^ b. Oct. 38, 1808; d. March 24, 1851, New 

Salem, Mass. 
iv (1545c) VVilliamS, b. Aug. 3, 1810; d. Sept. 18, 1895, Farlington, Kas. 
V (1545d) MariaS, b. March 29, 1813; d. Aug. 4, 1839. 
vi Thaddeus Granger^, b. Apr. 15, 1814; went south. Date of death 

vii John^ b. Jan. 2, 1816. When a young man he went to California; 
invested in mining property; bought timber land in Tuolumne 
Co., and was principal owner of the stock of the Union Water 
Co., in Calaveras 3o., for many years. One hand was deformed 
from the time of his birth, and he never learned to write, but in 
his large business transactions he would carry many accounts 
correctly in his mind and give them to his book-keeper for rec- 
ord. He was never married and died Jan. 23, 1878, in Murphy's 
Calaveras Co., Cal. 
viii (1545e) Horace Smith« b. March 34, 1830; d. Baltimore, Md , 
Aug. 31, 1893. 
ix Reuben B.^, b. Sept. 10, 1822; d. Sept. 1, 1837. 
X (1546) Erastus S.^, b. Jan. 2, 1835; d. Northampton, Mass., April 
19, 1883. (See Fam. Hist pages 408 and 731.) 

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XI (1547) Francis Henry^, b. Dec. 16, 1828. Residence Easthampton, 
Mass. (See Fam. Hist, pag-es 408; 731 and 1008.) 

1545a— Timothy K'mbalF (John^ Boyce^ Boyce^Ebenezer^ Samuel^ Richard* 
Richard^) b. Mch. 11, 1806, went to New Orleans, La., when 
about sixteen years of age; m. Nov. 20, 1833, Emily Knig-ht, born 
New Orleans, March 2, 1818; d. New Cadiz, Florida, Apr. 5, 1891. 
He was for many years a successful merchant in New Orleans. 


i Elenor Rosalie^ b. Sept. 13, 1834; d. N. O., Oct 16, 1839. 
ii Emma^ b. Feb. 13, 1837; d. New Cadiz, Fla., Oct. 7, 1874. 
iii Josiah Granger^, b. Sept. 25, 1839. 
IV Alice^ b. Jan. 14, 1842; m. Joseph Puig-, June 7, 1865; resides in 

New Cadiz, Fla. 
V Henry9, b. Dec. 31, 1845; d. Calahoula, La., Nov. 13, 1862. 
^ vi Timothy Dwight», b. Feb. 20, 1847; d. N. O., Jan. 20, 1848. 

vii 2336a, Walker Boyce^b. June 1, 1849; m. Bessie Park, June 25, 1880. 
viii Electa Smith® b. Feb. 6, 1852; d. May. 28, 1853. 
ix Ida Bell^ b. Sept. 1, 1854; m. Martin Campus, August 16, 1898. 

Resides at New Cadiz, Fla. 
X, Timothy^, b. Dec. 6, 1856. Is now living in Disston City, Fla. 

2336a— Walker Boyce Kimball® (Timothy^ John^ Boyce^ Boyce^ Ebenezer* 
Samuel^ Richard^ Richard*) has five children: Harry^^, Alice^*', 
Grace^", Ralph*" and Frank*''. The family resides in Denison 
City, Texas. 

1545b — Achsa Bridgman KimbalF (John^ Boyce^ Boyce* Ebenezer^ SamueF 
Richard^ Richard*) b. in Hadley, Mass., Oct. 28, 1808; d, March 
24, 1851; m, May 5, 1831, Daniel Sanford Freeman, b. March 1, 
1805, In Norton, Mass. He was the son of Nathaniel Freeman 
and Sally Martin, whose father, Amos Martin of Norton, served 
in various companies during the Revolutionary war. His grand- 
mother, Bethiah Hodges, wife of Nathaniel Freeman (Ensign) 
was a descendant of Major Joseph Hodges, a prominent ofiScer 
in the British Army during the "Old French War," (See Hodge's 
Fam. Hist.) Mrs. Freeman was a woman of refined nature, 
scholarly mind, sound judgment and remarkable unselfishness 
of character. Of her it might truthfully have been said, "She 
openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law 
of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household 
and eateth not the bread of idleness. 


i (2336b) Maria Freeman®, b. Feb. 15, 1832. 

ii (2336c) Daniel Sanford Freeman®, b. March 9, 1834. 

iii (2336d) Lewis Howard Freeman®, b. March 17, 1836. 

iv (2336e) Achsa Bridgman Freeman®, b. Aug. 22, 1837. 

Ma}^ 1900. 


V Nathaniel Freeman^, b. Nov. 13, 1839; m. May 9, 1871, Delia 
Aug-us-a Higg-ins, b. July 22, 1842, in Perry, Wyoming- Co., New 
York, and is a descendant on her mother's side, of Hannah Dus- 
tan of Indian fame. She g-raduated from (Jenesee Wesleyan 
Seminary at Lima, N. Y., in 18G2, and taught school m Newark, 
Cold Spring" and other towns in that state. Mr. Freeman served 
as private and non-commissioned officer in Co. D, 2nd N. H. Vol's 
from Sept. 14, 1861 to Oct. 19, 1864, losing- an arm in the bat- 
tle of Cold Harbor; afterwards served in the U. S. Sanitary Com- 
mission three years, and in the General Land Office in Washing-- 
ton nearly seventeen yeai s. During- the many years which Mr. 
y and Mrs. Freeman have resided in Washing-ton, D. C, they haye 
been most favorably known in literary circles and have been 
hig-h]y appreciated for their nelpfulnessin charitable and christ- 
ian work. They still take a lizely interest in all these matters. 

vi (2336f) John Kimball Freeman^ b. March 26. 1842. 

yii Lydia Ellen Freeman^, b. July 23, 1843; resides in San Francisco, 
nii (2336g) Henry Thadeus Grang-er Freeman^, b. Oct. 19, 1846; d, 
Feb. 17, 1892. 

ix (2336h) Edmund Frances Freeman'-^, b. Sept. 10, 1850. 



2336b — Maria Freeman-' (Achsa B. KimbalF John' Boyce*' B^yce-^ Ebenezer'* 
Samuel^ Richard^ Richard^) b. Feb. 1.5, 1832. She attended New 
Salem Academy and afterwards g-raduated at the Wesleyan Semi- 

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nary, Wilbraham, Mass , in 1853. The same year she went west un- 
der the auspices of the National Board of Popular Education, being- 
one of a company of "New Eng-land school-marms" chaperoned by 
Gov. Wm. Slade of Vt. She first had charge [of the Public Schools 
at Hunting-don, Ind., and later was preceptress in the Fort Wayne 
College, Ind.; married May 5, 1855, John Henry Gray, b. in Md. Oct. 
16, 1831. His father, Georg-e Gray, moved to Licking Co., Ohio, in 
Pennsylvania wagons soon after the completion of the National 
turnpike. Georg-e Gray served his country in the war of 181^. He 
lived to be about ninety-six years of ag-e. Mr. Gray graduated with 
honors at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1853. He entered 
upon the practice of law in Fort Wayne, Ind., but immediately after 
his marriage removed with his wife to Des Moines, Iowa, where he 
was elected District Judge in 1858, which ofSce he filled with great 
acceptability to the people until the time of his death, Oct. 14, 1865. 
There were few men in this young- state that occupied a more re- 
sponsible position, in these years, preceeding- and during the civil 
war, than did Judg-e Gray. His clear preceptions of right and jus- 
tice, joined to his unflinching integrity of character gave him a 
most honorable record in public as well as in private life, Mrs. 
Gray is greatly inteiested in humane work and has organized many 
"Bands of Mercy" in San Francisco, in Honolulu and one in Una- 
laska. She is earnestly endeavoring to promote the cause of peace 
and arbitration, and is a delegate from "The Universal Peace Union" 
to the Ninth World's Peace Congress to be held in Paris, commencing 
Sept. 30, 1900; is also Vice President of ''The Universal Alliance of 
Women for Peace," which holds its First International Congress in 
Paris next September. She is an active member of the "Pacific 
Coast Women's Press Association," an organization of women writers 
founded in 1890. Mrs. Gray and her sons, of whom mention is made in 
"The Kimball Family News" of Jan. 1900, reside in San Francisco. 


i George Freeman Gray^o, b. May 20, 1858; m. June 21, 1890, Madge 

D. Webster of San Francisco. Children: 1 Mildred Freeman 

Gray", b. May 17, 1891. 2 Harry Webster Gray", b. June 2, 1892. 

ii Harry Nathaniel Grayio, b. June 1, 1862; m. 1st, Oct. 31, 1887, 

Lorena Wolf of Springfield, 111.; d. June 18, 1892, in San Fian- 

cisco; m 2d Jan. 17, 1898, Persis (Babcock) Wilson, daughter of 

John and Lorinda (Munger) Babcock of Denver, Colo. 

2336c — Daniel Sanford Freeman^ (Achsa Kimball^ John^ Boyce^ Boyce° 

Ebenezer^ SamueF Richard^ Richard^) b. March 9, 1834; m. March 20, 

1861, Maria Relief Blanchard, daughter of Abraham and Eliza (Push- 

ee) Blanchard of Hinsdale, N, H. He is a farmer and lives in New 

Salem, Mass. 


i Flora Eliza Freeman*", b. Oct. 30, 1862. 

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ii Arthur Prescott PVeeman^", b. Aug-. 9, 1804; H. July 16, 1865. 
iii Nellie Maria Freeman^o^ 1^. Dec. 3, 1866; m. Feb. 22, 1891, Georg-e 
Mortlook of N. H. Children: 1 Sydney Freeman", b. May 30, 
1893. 2 Rosetta Maria", b. Aug-. 10, 1894; d. Aug. 28, 1894. 3 Rob- 
ert William", b, Feb. 7, 1898; d. Sept. 1898. 
iv Archelaus Sanford Freeman^^ b. Mar. 2, 1870; d. Feb. 27. 1871. 
V Ralph Whitney Freeman^^ (adopted) b. June, 1879. 
2336d — Lewis Howard Freeman^ (Achsa KimbalP John'^ Boyce^ Boyce^ 
Ebenezer^ Samue]^ Richard^ Richard^) b. Mch. 17, 1836; m. July 
10, 1862, Sarah Hamilton, b. Shutesbury, Mass., June 6, 1832. 
He enlisted in the U. S. Service, Jan. 5, 1864, in Co. D, 27th reg-t. 
Mass. Infantry; discharg-ed June, 1865. This term of service was 
spent in Virg-inia and N. C. under Generals Grant and Butler. 
He was taken prisoner in March 1865, and confined in Libby 
Prison a few days. He is a farmer and resides in New Salem, 


i Lillian Hattie Freeman^o b. July 25, 1863; d. Jan. 1, 1882. 
ii Bertram Howard Freeman^^, b. Oct. 25, 1872; m. Dec. 14, 1899, 
Mattie D. Fickett, b. Raymond, Maine, May 11, 1871. 
2336e — Achsa Bridgman Freeman^ (Achsa Kimball^ John'' Boyce* Boyce^ 
Ebenezer'* SamueF Richard^ Richardi) b. Aug. 22,1837. She gradu- 
ated at Wesleyan Seminary, Wilbraham, Mass., 1859; taught in pub- 
lic schools of Iowa nearly twelve years, and in tke first free schools 
of South Carolina in ,70 and '71. On Nov. 20, 1872, m. in Des Moines, 
Iowa, Hiram Thomas Curl, b. in Ind. May 15, 1840. His grandfather 
James Curl, was a revolutionary soldier; lived in Va., and later 
moved to Ohio, where his son John, (Hiram's father) then seven 
years of age, was lost in the wilds of Champaign Co., in 1816 one 
week; saw plenty of vvild animals but no human being; subsisted 
mostly upon wild gooseberries. Mr. Curl's parents moved Polk Co., 
Iowa, ill 1856. He enlisted in the 10th Iowa Inf., Co. A, in 1861, and 
remained in the service over three years. He afterwards attended 
Cornell College and in 1867 entered the Methodist ministry; served 
various charges in Iowa, South Dakota and^Washington many years, 
and was also presiding elder one term in Iowa. The family now re- 
side in Oakland, Cal. 


i May Eva Curpo, b. Oct. 16, 1873; m. Mar. 18^1, Fred M. White, 
■ in Tacoma, Wash. Children: 1 Freddie R., b. Nov. 11, 1891. 2 
Ralph Thomas, b. Mar. 25, 1894. 3 Gracie Achsa, b. Aug. 4, 1896, 
ii William Freeman Curl^o, b. Nov. 11, 1874. 
iii Charles Cookman Curl^o, b. Dec. 23, 1876. 
iv Jessie Gertrude CurP^ b. Feb 13, 1881; d. Nov. 29, 1887. 
2336f— John Kimball Freeman*' (Achsa KimbalP John^ Boyce^ Boyce« Ebe- 
nezer^ SamueF Richards Richardi) b. M2h. 26, 1842; m. 1st, Mch. 20, 

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1872, Jane Elizabeth Arnot, b. London, Eng-., March 30, 1857; d. Feb. 
19, 1881; m. 2nd, June, 1896, Catherine Shifter, b. Dauphin Co., Pa., 
July 8, 1862. He enlisted Sept. 1, 1862, in Co. E, 53d Reg-t., Mass. 
Vol. Inf., serving nearly one year in the Dep't of the Gulf state of 
La., under Gen. Banks. Enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, in Co. D, 27th Regt. 
Mass. Vol. Inf.; discharged June, 1865; was in several engagements 
in Va. and N. C* was taken prisoner March, 1865, and confinei in 
Libby Prison a few days. Resides in No. »cituate, Mass. 't^ 


i Stella Jane Freemani^ b. Dec. 29, 1872; m. 1891, Arthur McNay. 

Child: Arthur Freeman", b May, 1894. 
ii Miriam Martha Freeman^o, b. Dec. 7, 1874; d. May 12, 1896. 
iii John Nathaniel Freemani<^, b. Feb. 20, 1877; m. Sept. 1899, An- 
nie McPartland. 
2336g — Henry Thaddeus Granger Freeman^ (Achsa KimbalP John^ Boyce* 
Boyce^ Ebenezer^ Samuel^ Richard^ Richard^) b Oct. 19, 1846; m Oct. 
19, 1869, Hattie L. West, b. Easthampton, Conn.. July 26, 1843, dau. 
of Saml W. West and N. Lucy Keiley, sister of Abby Kelley, wife of 
Stephen Foster, both of whom were noted abolitionists and equal 
suffragists. He died Feb. 17, 1892, from the effects of a seiious acci- 
dent. His death was a great loss to his family and to the communi- 
ty, for he was a good friend, a wise counselor, and a true Christian. 
He was a farmer, and the family still resides at the old homestead 
in New Salem, Mass., where his grandfather, Deacon Nathaniel 
Freeman settled in 1809. 


1 Editb Maria Freeman^'^, b. Aug. 20, 1870, South Boston, Mass. 
ii Malcolm West Freeman^", b. June 21, 1872, New Salem, 
iii Henry Daniel Freemanio, b. Mch. 3,1877, New Salem. 
iv Bertha Inez Freeman^^, b. Oct, 8, 1882, New Salem; m. Oct. 8, 
1899, Ralph W. Freeman, of New Salem. 

V Lucy Almira Freeman^'^ b. Dec. 15, 1884, New Salem. 
2336h— Edmund Francis Freeman^ (Achsa Kimball*^ John'' Boyce^ Boyce* 

Ebenezer* SamueP Richard^ Richard^) b. Sept. 10, 1850; m. Sept. 10, 

1873, Ellen Sophia Beach, daughter of David M. and Permilla (Stev- 
ens) Beach. He is a farmer and resides in New Salem. 


i Josie M. Freeman^o, b. Jan. 3, 1874; m. Nov. 15, 1896, Chas. H. 


ii Carrol Beach Freeman^o, b. May 12, 1879; d. Oct. 6, 1884. 

iii Carl Nathaniel Freeman^o, b. Jan. 17, 1885; d. Jan. 6, 1886. 

iv Leslie Freemani", b. July 14, 1887'; d. Nov. 13, 1887. 

V Earl Lawrence Freemanl^ b. Jan. 12, 1889. 
vi Mildred Marion Freeman^o, b. Aug. 28, 1893. 

1545c— William KimbalP (John'' Boy ce« Boyce* Ebenezer"* SamueP Richard* 
Richard^) b. August 2, 1810; d. Sept. 18, 1895; in Farlington, Kansas, 

May VH)(). 71 

m. 1st in 1838, Cordelia Freeman, of New Salem, Mass., sister of 
Daniel Sanford Freeman, b. Sept. :i(3, 1813; d. Dec. 24, 1852: m. 2d 
July 3, 1853, Caroline Bates of 111., b. 1825; d. May 10, 18(59; m 3d. 
Dec. 30. 18()9, Betsey Saber of Iowa; d. Nov. 12, 188(5. He lived in 
Mass., N. Y., 111., Iowa, and Kansas. 


i (233(ii) William Sanford«, b. Mch. 1(5, 1840. 

ii Marj'^ Elizabeth^, b. Ang-. 16, 1842; m. Barber Comstoek. Sept. 10, 

1867. Besides in St. Charles, Iowa. » 

iii Maria», b. Oct. 17, 1844; d. May >20. 1870; m. Sept. 17, 1863, Ed- 
ward JNlapes. Children: 1, Cordelia, b. 1864: m., has two sons 
and three daug-hters. Live in Nebraska. 2, Sary, b. 18G6; m. 
and lives in Nebraska, 
iv John^, b. Apr. 1, 1847; d. Aug-. 24, 1864. 

v Geo. Washing-ton^, b. Apr. 22, 1850; m. Mattie Sholts. in 1874. 
Children: 1 Georg-e, b. Dec. 1, 1875. 2 Lillian Jane, b. Sept. 27, 
1879; m. Jan. 10, J 900, Aug-ustus M. Brown, b. Feb- 24, 1872. 3 
Mary Pearl, b. Jan. 2, 1882. 4 Royal Lincoln, b. Oct. 6, 1884. 5 
Ernest Guy, b. Jan. 10, 1887. 6 Harrison Grant, b. Jan. 11, 1889. 
vi Minor Galord^, b. Sept. 27, 1854: m., has several children and 
lives in St. Charles, Iowa, 
vii Electa^, b. Oct. 25, 1856; m., has two sons and lives in Kansas 
City, Mo. 
2336i— William Sanford KimbalP, (William^ John' Boyce^ Boy3e5 Ebenez- 
er* SamueP Richard- Richard^) b. March 16, 1840; m Dec. 30, 1863, 
Maggie Paulina Comstoek. Resides in Farling-ton, Kansas. 


i Edna May^^ b. Nov. 12, 1864; m. Feb. 14, 1890, John Dickerson 
Children: 1 William Solomon, b. Feb. 17, 1891. 2 Mildred Ele- 
nor, b. Aug. 10, 1898. 
ii William Ge©. Warren Riley^^ b. Sept. 4. 1866; m. March 23, 
1896, Josie Walker. Children; 1 Harry Warren, b. Feb. 6, 1897. 
2 George Sanford, b. Dec. 25, 1898. 
iii Willard Abiffi^ b. Aug. 17, 1872: m. Oct. 17, 1895, Stella Howe! 

Children: a son and daug-hter. 

iv Nancy ^", b. July 8, 1876; m. Oct. 25, 1899, Geo. Albert Garrison. 

V Essie Mildredi<^. b. June 17, 1882. 

1545d — Maria KimbalF (John" Boyce*^ Boyce-'^ Ebenezer"* Samuel^ Richard^ 

Richard!) b. March 29, 1812; d. Aug-. 4, 1839; m. about 1834, Lewis 

Gibbon Howard, b. West Bridgewater, Mass., June 6, 1810: died 

Somerville, Mass., Dec, 1894. Lewis Howard was in the seventh 

generation from "sprightly Mary Chilton, whose foot was the first 

to touch the rock at the famous landing of the Pilgrims.'' anrt ^t^o 

afterwards m. John Winslow, brother of Gov. Edward Winslow. Mr. 

Howard spent his early married life in N. Y,, and later returned 

with his family to his old home. He was one of the auditors of 

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West Bridg-ewater for many years, and was prominent in the lyce- 
ums on account of his wide knowledace, logical mind and a temper 
which the keenest thrusts of an opponent could not ruffle, combined 
with ability to express his thoughts while on his feet. 


i John Kimball Howard^ b. Avon, N. Y., Jan. 14, 1834; m. Ruth 
Scofield, Feb. 1, 1882; b. June 12, 1842; have an adopted son, Ros- 
coe A., b. May 30, 1880. Reside in Sebastopol, California. 

ii Nicholas Pike Howari^, b. Avon, N. Y., Ai.g-. 27, 1835; killed in 
the battle of "The Wilderness" IVlay 5, 1864. 

iii Charles V. Howard^, b. July 25, 1837, Hadley, Mass.; m. Sept. 
1862, in East Bridgewater, to Augusta M. Holms. Reside near 
Fort Collins, Colorado. Children: 1 Maria A. Howard^^ b. Aug. 
1, 1863, in East Bridgewater; m. Jan. 29, 1896, in Los Angeles, 
Cal., Harry E. Hay ward; d. Oct. 25, 1898. Children: i, Earnest 
A.", b. May 27, 1897; ii, Vea May", b. Oct. 27, 1898. Living with 
her father in Colorado. 

iv Bert Kimball Howard^o, b. Sept. 29, 1872, in Colorado. Resides 
in Boston, Mass. 

1545e — Horace Smith KimbalF (John^ Hoyce^ Boyce^ Ebenezer^ SamueP 
Richard^ Richard^) b. Mch. 24, 1820; d. Aug. 21, 1893, in Baltimore, 
Md.; m. Dec. 29, 1841, Mahala, Wrenn, b. Aug. 14, 1821; d. Dec. 1, 
1877. He was a broom manufacturer, and for many j'^ears was sup- 
erintendent of this business in the state penitentiary. 


i (2336J) George Smith», b. Nov. 14, 1842; d. Feb. 11, 1869. 
ii Lucy Wmfield^, b. Apr. 9, 1849; d. Apr. 12, 1887; m. May 5, 1880, 
William E. Casey. Children: 1 Lydia H. Casey ^o. 2 William Hor- 
ace Casey^". 
, iii Maria Howard^ b. Sept. 8, 1850; living in Baltimore, 
iv Lydia Ann^b. Nov. 10, 1852; living in Baltimore. 
V Asbury Washington^ b. Feb. 7. 1860; m. June 5, 1882, Mary B— . 
2336 j— George Smith Kimball^ (Horace S.^ John^, Boyce^ Boyce^, Ebnezer*, 
SamueP, Richard^, Richard^.) b. Nov 14, 1842; d. Feb. 11, 1869; 
m. Mary M. Baker in 1862. 


i Reuben William^^^ b. Oct 1, 1865; m. Apr. 25, 1885, Amelia Ray- 
mer b. Baltimore Oct. 21, 1865. Children: I Edna Viola", b. June 
8, 1886. 2 May Lizzie" b. Nov. 13, 1887. 3 Lydia Howard Ann" 
b. Mar. 18, 1890. 4 Hattie Naomi" b. Apr. 8, 1892. 5 Alma Ruth" 
b. Jan. 20, 1894. 
ii George Vernoni« b. Dec. 22, 1867; m Jan. 22. 1889, Henrietta J. 
Hepbrun; b. Mar. 23, 1867. Children: 1 Horace Smith" b. Apr. 21, 
1890. 2 Ara Anna" b. Oct. 30,1891, 3 Margaret Blanche" b. 
Sept. 29, 1894; d. Feb. 18, 1896. 

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Page 135 — No. 184, Moses KirabalP (Jacob'' John-' John^ Richard^) born in 
Preston, Conn., May 17, 1741, and died at Norwalk, Ohio, Dec. 21, 
1835. He married Feb. 9, 1764, Mary Satterlee, the daughter of 
William and Marj' (Powers) Saterlee, born at Stonington, Conn., 
Nov. 17, 1745; died at Preston, Conn.. Sept. 25, 1809. 
He was a teacher of navigation and civil engineering and a land 
owner in Norwich, Conn., in 1779. He served in the war of the Revolution in 
Captains" Hangerford and Prentice companies, under Col. Mclallan in 1781 82. 
On one occasion nis regiment succeeded in holding a fort, through his instru- 
mentality, until reinforcements came. They were suffering for water and as 
he knew of a spring in the locality he was let down with ropes, reached 
the spring and brought the much needed water. He was a man of more 
than ordinary ability and had a gift for writing poetry. He was a Uni- 
versalist and firm in his convictions. He wrote many short sermons one 
of which is given below; the verses which follow, although probably not 
the best of his production, may be of interest to his descendants as they 
were written at such an advanced age. The letter written to Mr, Hark- 
ness written t vo months before his death proves that he kept his mental 
acuities to the last, and that his physical endurance was great. It is said 
that after his arrival in Ohia he could run up and down stairs like a boy 
His last illness was of only a days duration. There are living now men and 
women who, as children knew, loved and reverenced Moses Kimball, who 
honor his memory and treasure the closely written papers, now yellow 
with age, which he left so often in the homes where he visited. 

The following was copied from a Norwalk, Ohio, paper date of Dec. 
29, 1835. DIED 

"la this village on Monday morning the 21st, Mr. Moses Kimball 
aged ninety-four years, seven months and four days. A fit-m and un- 
unswerving believer in the universal goodness of God and in his grace 
which bringeth Salvation. He was grandfather to Moses Kimball, Ksq., 
merchant of this village, and moved here last May from Preston in the 
state of Conn. 

Perhaps a more remarkable record of longevity cannot be found in 
any family than the one we now notice. The grandfather of the deceased, 
John Kimball died aged 93 years. His father Jacob Kimball had ten chil- 
dren all of who n were married and had families and he, died at the age of 
81 years. The following were the ages of his children at their deaths: 
Hannah, aged 87; Asa, 78 years and six months; Jacob, 90 years; Levi, 82 
years; Lucy, 95 years and six months; Mary, 94 years; Moses, 94 years and 
seven months; Elisha, 85 years; Lucretia 83 years; and Daniel now living 
in his 83rd year. 

All the males were farmers and remarkable for their industry, so- 
briety and rt^gular habits." 


Why should people be in doubt and fear about their future state 
when the Spirit of God assures us by the apostle John, that he nas given 
us eternal life, and that life is in his Son. Why should we doubt it, since 
God himself is the fountain of life. You cannot therefore doubt his 
ability. Why should you doubt his veracity, who is not a man that he 
should lie? No, say one, I cannot doubt his ability, nor his veracity: but 
our priests tell us that there are terms and conditions for us to fulfil, be- 
fore he will give us eternal life. How is this: is their doctrine true? If 
it is true, the Scriptures are false. The Script^^res declare we are saved 
by grace and not by works and that eternal life is a free gift of God, and 
that it was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. This cuts off 
all possibility of our performing any terms or conditions in our redemp- 

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tion and etei'nal salvation, it being the purpose of God before we «vere 
created, and shows the inconsistency of tne popular doctrine. The truth 
is God takes no motives from his creatures, as people vainlj^ imagine. No 
he did not wait for their faith and repentance to move him to provide 
liimself a lamb for a burnt offering' before the \vorld began, and who in 
the fulness of time put away sin by the sacrifice of himself . He was deliv- 
ered for our offences and was raised again for our justification. Rom. iv. 25. 
Hence we learn from the Scriptures that it was the purpose of God before 
the world began to saye sinners by a meditator without any regard to 
their works. Hear what the apostle says in this case, of what God has 
done: "Who hath saved us, not accordiog to our works, but according to 
his own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the 
world began. But is now made manifest by the appearing" of our 
Savior Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and 
immortality to liglit throug'h the G^tspel. II Tim. i:9-lU. Here you see that 
it was Gods purpose before the world began to save us from death, the 
wages of sin, and procure life and immortality for us. And he made his 
purpose manifest by the appearing of the Savior Jesus Christ. Before the 
appearing of our Savior, spiritual life and immortality in a future state 
was a mj^stery unknown to mankind. The Son of God clothed in flesh 
and blood Jcath performed and fulfilled to the last tittle of the legal 
demand for all Adam's posterity, the terms on which life was promised. 
For he w^as made the head of every man and every man his body, so that 
his doings and sufferings were the doings and sufferings of every man 
so that we are healed by his stripes as tesiified by the prophet Isaiah liii-, 
5, and by the apostle Peter ii:24. 

Verses written by Moses Kimball on his ninety-third birthday. 
This day my age is ninety-three And live with him and there remain 

The years have past and gone from Till souls and bodies join again. 

Brought into being here I stay 
Waiting for time to pass away. 

I make the word of God my guide 
And by its precepts 1 abide; 
Leaving all trouble far behind 
I do enjoy all peace of mind. 

And when my earthly bady dies, 
To God my spirit will arise. 

Our bodies then will be refined 
Made like Christ's body all divine, 
Ascend to God, and there enjoy 
Such pleasures as can never cloy. 

No trouble there to vex the soul 
But love divine compass the whole^ 
All singing praises to the Lamb 
Who tasted death death for every 

Moses Kimball, May 17, A. D. 1834. 

(The Preston Records give as his birth date May 6, but the above 
written in his own hand writing would seem the correct date.) 

On God's plan of redeeming and saving man irom death the wages 
of sin, and giving him eternal life in a meditator. 

Blessed be the God of Love and And for our lives give up his own 

The justice and the grace [Power To make our peace with God. 

That joined in council to restore 
And save our ruined race 

Our father ate forbidden fruit 
And left his innocence. 
And we his children thus were bro't 
Under the death sentence. 

Blessed be the Lord who sent his 
To take our flesh and blood, [son 

He honored all his Father's laws, 
Which we had disobeyed. 
He bore our sins upon the cross 
And a fuli ransome paid. 

O, then we shall appear with joy 
Before our juages face. 
And with the blessed assembly there 
Sing His redeeming grace. 

May 1900. 75 

(On the same page he wrote two following" stanzas.) (Written June, 18 34) 

When Jesus bow'd his head For by one man's offence, 

And died upon the cross, All were condemn'd and died; 

Then all the human race were dead, So by one mans obedience, 

And all in him arose. All men were justified. 

Norwalk, October 14, 1835. 
To Mr. John Harkness of Preston, Conn. 

My good friend: — Having- an opportunity to give you some account 
of my journey to this place I gladly embrace it. It is a beautiful coun- 
try suitable for farming, a rich soil, no rocks to be seen here in the ground, 
yet the creator knowing his people would want stone for buildings has 
created and left in the sides of the rivers and ravines stones of all sizes 
and shapes that they need. The maiu street in our city is straight for 
two miles, and about level, and contains about four thousand people. 
Three meeting houses, one Church of England and Ebenezer Punderson's 
eldest son is their priest. Ebenezer has been here to make his son and us 
a visit.. Soon after our arrival here Mr. Beach went to New York and 
bought one thousand dollars worth of goods which he and Elisha Brewster 
in company are selling at a good profit. We have an academy of learning 
for young gentlemen with 108 scholars and another for young ladies 
with 98 scholars. 

We left Poquetanuck the 11 day of May and arrived at my grandsons 
(Moses Kimball) the r^5 of May. We wen^ in a sloop, with Capt. Boath to 
Albany, there I saw great improvements far beyond my expec cations. 
They made an island in the river half a mile long and built stores of 
brick 3 to 4 stories high from one end of it to the other, forming a basin 
between that and the main land with draw bridges at each end. There 
we left the sloop and entered on board a canal boat and past on our way 
drawn by horses day and night, thus we past on up to Little Falls where 
they blew down a ledge of rocks to make their canal by the side oi the 
Mohawk River, and so on to Fort Stanwix, meeting canal boats and other 
crafts and rafts every hour, there at the height of land we left the 
Mohawk River and past a flat level country for sixty or seventy miles 
long without a lock. The 30untry all low and intersected with drowned 
land, thousand of acres where nothing grows but flag m the water. The 
other land adjoining arises but about four or five feet, and is level covered 
with trees and bushes, the canal is made between the dry and the drowned 
land, digging as much earth from the dry side of the canal, as to make a 
good rofud on the wet side. And a'l along this wet country where the 
land arose a little above the common level, there would be some inhabi- 
tants settled with a bridge or two over the 3anal. And when we got to 
Lake Erie at Buffalo, we left the canal boat and got into a steam boat, 
the largest vessel that I ever saw; she cost thirty-five thousand dollars. 
This boat that cost thirty-five thousand dollars my grandson Moses owns 
one-tenth part. The owners met sometimes about the fifth of August to 
divide the money the boat had earned them ttiis year jlear of expenses and 
Moses share was one thousand dollars, and he expected she would clear him 
five thousand more this season. When we came over the lake in the steam- 
boat there were seven hundred piLSseugers in her according to the steward's 
account. So you see it is no wonder she earns money. 

Many of our Connecticut people I have seen here. Leonard Stark- 
weather has been here. Moses saw his brother Austin at Buffalo going 
to Detroit. Tracy Gates has been here, he had been to Detroit. 

I have found everything here much as I expected, and I am satisfied 
and as happy here as I could be anywhere, having the same friends to 
care for me as I had at Preston. And they are all united as one so to do. 

Kimball Family News 

Give my respects to your family and to all my friends who enquire 
after us. 

Moses Kimball. 

Postcript. As you will often see my beloved William Kimball give my 
love to him in particular. 

In addition to the children of Moses K. giyen in the Fam. Hist. / 

there was: iv Polly, born Oct. 20, 1771; m. — Allyn. ' 

Pag-e 258.— No. 921a, Damaris KimbalF (William^ Moses« Jacob'' Johns 
John^ Richard^) b. 1802 sit Poquetanuck, Coan., m. Joseph, May 29, 
1826, the son of Joseph and Lucy Kimball Tyler; b. June 22, 1792; d. 
Noy. 26, 1868, at Norwich, Conn. Damaris Kimball Tyler a. May 24, 
1855, at Norwich, Conn. » 


i Elizabeth Tyler, b. Jan. 13, 1823; d. summer of 1897; m. Henry 

Bartlett Crutbenden; had Joseph, Edwin, Henry and Tyler. 

ii John Tyler, b. Sept. 22, 1830; m. Ellen Roberts; no children. I 

iii Frank Tyler, b. 1832; died in infancy. M 

iv Josephine, b. June 28, 1838; d. Oct. 11,1895. ^ 

The following is copied from "The Helping Hand" of Dec. 1895. f 


In Norwich, Conn., on the 11th of October, Josephine Tyler of Brook- 
lyn, fell asleep in Jesus, and was laid to lest beside the beloved half sis- 
ter, Huldah Pride Tyler, who less than three months ago passed on to the 
heavenly home. In death as in life they were not long parted 

Josephine Tyler was born in Poquetanuck, Conn., and when only 
four years old gave h?r heart to Christ, but not until she reached the age of 
eleven were her parents willirg to have her unite with the church. She 
was baptized by the Rev. E. T. Hiscoxin the Shetocket River, and became 
a member of the Central Baptist Church, of Norwich, which city was then 
her home. She remained there until 1881, when she moved to Brooklyn 
and united with the First Baptist Cliurch in the Eastern District, unaer 
the pastorate of Dr. D. C. Eddy. 

From childhood she gave evidence of fine mental ability, rare unsel- 
fishness, and marked spirituality. She was in the world, but not of it. 
Her life was "hid with Christ in God," and like her Master she "weat 
about doing good"; yet in such quiet ways, and with such sweet humility, 
that only eternity will reveal the wounded hearts she comforted, tne souls 
she won for Jesus. Her great heart of love yearned over the poor and un- 
unfortunate wherever she found them While travelling in Kurope, she 
sought out needy Baptists, and ministered to their necessities^ and on her 
return home, raised quite a large sum of money for their relief. 

Her writings, both prose and poetry, are marked by a breadth of 
thought, and exquisite delicacy of expression. Most of them are of a re- 
ligious character, for such was her life: her mind seemed always fixed on 
things divine. "Ben's Isabella," her last work, has recently been published. 

She served the churches with which she was connected with great 
fidelity. As Sunday school teacher, Circle president. Band leader, who 
can speak her worth? While equally interested in and contributing to 
home as well as foreign missions, she became more prominently identified 
with the latter. Her steadfast faith in the ultimate triumph of Christ 
over the entire world and her conviction of the duty of personal obedience 
to the great commission, made the work her delight. 

As visiting secretary of the Long Island Society she carried infor- 
mation and encouragement to many weak circles, and set in motion waves 

May 19(10, 

of iutluence that will roll on forever. The sweet, glad sunshine of her 
presence in the meeting-s of our lioard of Officers and Managers was a con- 
stant benediction. Her keen preceptions, excellent jndg-ment, and heav- 
enly wisdom, frequently guided us in times of perplexity \yhile her clear 
vision of eternal things often led us to some mountain peak of divine 
truth which our faltering feet had not dared to climb. 

Anxiety over her sister's illness, and grief at her death shattered 
the frame all too frail to support the heavy blow. Though often racked 
with pain during her last illness, no murmur escaped her lips. Ready to 
live if health were restored, willing to die and be with Christ if such 
were his will. Death had no terrors for her, he came but as a messenger 
of the King to bear her to her home; and so she quietly sMpped away, oat 
of shadow into sunlight; out of sorrow into joy; out of conflict into triumph, 
the triumph of those "who have fought the good light, finished the course 
kept the faith. 

She has reacheed the land that is very far off; she.has seen the 'King 
in his Beauty, and received from him the rich reward of the soul winner; 
for some of the ransomed host who bow before the throne, but for her 
self-denial, her loving* efforts, would never have entered the pearly gates, 
never have known the wondrous love of God. With the redeemed of all 
nations she has won the crown of life, and is enveloped in the transcendent 
brightness of the Celestial City. No more trial, no more struggle, no 
more sin. Eyery longing of her heart, every aspiration of her soul satis- 
fied in the presence of her Lord; and life complete all abounding, eternal 
life beg'un. 

"The strife is o'er, the battle dDue 

The victory of life is won; 

The song of triumph has begun. — Alleluicu 

Kate L. Germond. 


78 Kimball Family News 

Pag-e 258 — No. 921b Clarissa (Kimball) Spicer^ (William^ Moses-^Jacob^ Johns 
John^ Richard^) the widow of Capt. John G. Spicer, died at her 
home in Groton, Conn., March 6, 1900, ag-ed ninety-four years, five 
months and twenty-two days, lacking" only two months and eig-hteen 
days of living as long" as did her grandfather Moses Kimball. 
She was of good colonial descent, numbering among her ancestors 
Ensign Samuel Corning who settled in Beverly, Mass., early in the 16th 
century, John Batchelder, son of Daniel Batchelder one of the members 
of the Privy Council of James I, who settled in Beverly, Mass., prior to 1638, 
John Woodberry, whocame to Gloucester, Mass., in 1624, and his son Peter, 
whose house was an asylum for persons accused of witchcraft in 1692, 
whose horses stojd always harnessed ready to take them over t]ie border 
into New Hampshire out of the jurisdiction of Mass., John Tuttie and 
George Giddings who came to Ipswich in 163.5, Benedict Satterly, who set- 
tled in New London Conn., in 1682, Robert Parks, Robert Allyn, and Ctirist 
opher Avery early settlers in New London Conn., the Harvey s of Taunton, 
Mass., the Thompsons of Conn., the Powers of Rhode Island, the Dodges, 
Herricks, Rossiters, Goodhues, Witters and others of Mass. 

She was the daughter <if William and Betsey Harvey (Kimball) born 
Sept. 14, 1805, at Poquetanuck, Conn. Her father was one of the iafluen- 
tial men of the region in which he lived. He was at one time the owner 
and commander of merchant vessels, and made voyages to France and 
Demerara. His favorite craft was the "Polly and Betsey*' named in honor 
of his two eldest daughters. Later he was a manufacturer and the owner 
of woolen mills, situated where the village of Hallville now stands. He 
owned the first stove and carriage in Poquetanuck. In this village Clarissa 
Kimball spent the years of her girlhood, and among all the maidens of 
that locality not one was prettier, wittier or more gay. At all the social 
gatherings she was a shining star, whose brilliancy still lingers in the 
memory of those who knew her. To quote the words of one now over 
eighty, "I shall never forget the first time I saw her. She was dressed in 
white musli?. and blue ribbons She^voreher hair curled, and she was 
the prettiest girl, and the best dancer in the room." She was of a sun- 
ny disposition and entirely free from envy or malice, consequently a favor- 
ite with all her companions. She married first, May 29, 1826, Orrin Stod- 
dard, the son of Mark Stoddard. Her first child died early in infancy, 
and soon after the birth, July 31, 1830, of the second, her husband was 
drowned at sea. She married second, Feb. 26, 1834, Capt. John Grant 
Spicer, the son of James and Lydia (Pride) Spicer, born Nov. 26, 1804. 
He had been a c^-ptain of merchant vessels since his nineteenth 
year and loved the adventurous life. Having sacrificed so much to the 
sea she earnestly, desired that he should choo"^e a less dangerous occupa- 
tion. He yielled to her persuasions. His love of the salt water was so 
strong howexer. he brought his wi*'e to the coast of Connecticut, and the 
first years of their married life were spent on a small Island just opposite 
the dwelling house on Avery's Point which they buili ^ater, and in which 
she spent the last half of her life. They had six children all of whom 
have married and four of whom have settled in Groton, the youngest son 
remaining at the homestead with his parents. Capt. Spicer died August 
27, 1882, leaving her with a competency. As a matron she was noted for 
her integrity, hei housewifely ability, her deeds of neighborly kindness, 
her hospitality and her superior social and mental qualities. She reared 
her children wisely and well. She was highly esteemed by all who knew 
ner, making many friends and never losing their friendship. vShe had 
great vitality and up to the time of her death retained an astonishing de- 
gree of vigor and strength for one so advanced in years. She never had 
the tremulousness which usually attends old age. Her eyesight was quite 

May 1900, 


g-ood and her hearing- excellent. Althong-h during the latter years of her 
life her memory for recent happening's failed her, and she lived over again 
the scenes of her childhood, yet she never lost her loye of repartee, and al- 
ways had a witty answer for all who conversed with her. She dearly 
loved a good time. Within a year of her death she amused herself with 
knitting bright colored worsteds. This work has been fashioned into 
mementoes for her children by the kind and devoted lady who cared for 
her in her declining years. With what more fitting words can this biog- 
raphy be ended than those uttered bj this dear friend after her death. 
'•She was, I will not say 6ne of the best, but the best old lady I ever knew. 
In all the seven years we have been together she has never spoken other- 
wise, than pleasantly." Seven children survive her, three daughters and 
four sons. 

It seems quite fitting that the following lines should be added to 
this memorial. They were written by Miss Josephine Tyler, the daughter 
of Joseph and Damaris (Kimball) Tyler. 

To Aunt Clara on her Eighty-ninth Birthday, with the love of her 
niece Josephine. 

Thou wast born mid rural beauties 
Flowry meadows, rocky wild. 
Rushing brook and clustering 

Were about thee as a child. 

Hopeful was thy heart and merry, 
In thy life's unclouded spring, 
Sisters three and brothers many 
Made the old home arches ring. 

Sturdy was the stock they sprang 
Honest, independent, strong; [from, 
Giddings, Harvey, Avery, Kimball, 
Such their names— their ranks a 


Came thine marriage with a seaman, 
Came thine own beloved boy. 
Came thine widowhood's lone sorrow 
Following close upon thy joy. 

Then again a seaman won thee. 
And a new and happy home 
Rich in sons and daughters;.blessed 
Close beside the ocean's foam, [thee 

Busy were thy days and social 
Full of love and household care, thy cnildren grew and scattered 
Mak;ng home nests here and there. 

One beside the dwells — the youngest 
With his bright-eyed jousehold band 
And thy William skilled io sea-craft 
Reared a fair home near at hand. 

One has sailed the northern waters, 
Valiant as a Viking old! 

One — thine eldest, pressed adventur- 
Early toward the coast of gold, [ous 

All thy sons are true and manly, 
All thy daughters well renowi;,ed 
Shine as matrons blest and honored 
In their homes beloved and crowned. 

Once again thy heart was widowed, 
Yet the fair young lives that bloom 
In the households ot thy children 
Oft have charmed away thy gloom. 

Some, yes many have departed 
Since thy life was fresh and gay, 
For the years of thine earth-journey 
Number eighty-nine today. 

Dear ones young and old have left us 
Surely there's a realm above 
Time reveals not all the story 
Of the vanished souls we love. 

iSurely there is heavenly comtort 
For the heart when sad and lone 
Surely there's a love that marks us 
When we lay away our own. 

Let us kindred, friends and children 
Biess the care that around thee lies 
Bless His hand that through long 

Holds us and our wants supplies. 

Be it thine to trust nim ever 
E'en though strength and memory 
Till the glory of thy Savior [fail 
Bursts on thee within the vail. 

Josephine Tylek, Sept. 14, 1894. 


i Nathaniel Kimball Stoddard, b. July 13, 183 J, at Poquetanuck, 

80 Kimball Family News 

Conn.; unm. Has resided many years at Sacramento, Cal. 
ii Capt. John Orrin Spicer b. Sept. 19, 1835; m. Nov. 27, 1862; 
Nancy Avery, at Groton, Conn., the daughter of Robert Austin 
and Nancy E. Avery, b. Nov. 1, ISS*?, at Groton, Conn. Son b. 
Nov. 12, 1873, d. in early infancy. The greater part of Capt. 
Spicer's life has been spent on board ship m the icy waters of 
Baffin's bay. He has now settled down to enjoy his beautiful 
home in Groton, Conn. 

iii Harriet Ann Spicer b. Dec. 16, 1837; m. Lucius E. Baldwin of 
Norwich, Conn., May 6, 1857, the son of Henry E. and Abig-ail 
^ Baldwin, b, Feb. 4, 1834, at Stoning-ton, Conn. They have spent 

the most of their married life in Brooklyn, N. Y., where he has 
been a successful business man. They have a summer residence 
■ inGrotoa. Their children: 1 Mary Caroline, b. July 20, 1858; d. 
March 26, 1860. 2 Mary Caroline, b. April 21, 1861; d. Oct. 6, 
1873. 3 John Everett, 'b. June 21, 1866; d. July 20, 1867. 4, Abby 
Clarissa b. 'May 14, 1868; m 1st Dec. 22, 1887, Wm. Ridley the son of 
John and Phiiena (Flagg) Ridley, b. Dec. 1865, at Brooklyn, N.Y.; 
d. Nov. 12, 1889, at Brooklyn, N. ¥.; had John Baldwin Ridley, 
b. Oct. 6, 1888; m. 2nd James Richard Palmer, April 21, 1892, the 
son of John Black and Emily Clanton (Barlow) Palmer, b. Jan 
28, 1851, at Richmond Bath, Ga.; chi. Susan Caroline Palmer, b. 
Jan. 28, 1893; George Lucius Palmer, b. March 8, 1899. Resides 
at St, Augustine, Fla. 5 Harriet, b. July 17, 1870; m. George 
Shelton Kilby, Jan. 1, 1892, the son of George and Mary 
Louisa (Bartholomew) Kilby, b. Sept. 11, 1868, in Sheffield 
House, Woolwich, Kent Co., England; their dau: Lucia Barthol- 
omew Kilby, b. June 30, 1894. 

iv Susan Spicsr b, Dec. 24, 1839; m. March 11, 1860, Noyes Billingrs 
Meech, the son of Stephen and Lucy (Billings) Meech, b. June 17, 
1812, at Preston, Conn.; d. April 23, 1877. at Groton. Conn.; chi. 

1 Anne Meech, b. Feb. 4, 1861. 2 Susan Billings Meecti, b. March 
18, 1862. 3 Sanford Meech, b. Dec. 15, 1863. All single and re- 
siding with their mother at her home in Groton. Mr. Meech 
was a prosperous wholesale paper and book merchant in St. 
Louis, Mo., for many years, retiring from active business life at 
the time of his marriage. 

V Damaris Spicer, b. April 9, 1842; ra. William Albert Bedent of 
Preston, Conn., the son of Jesse and Phoebe (Hewitt) Bedent 
Mr. Bedent is stiiJ engaged in active business at Preston. Their 
children were: 1 John Bedent, b. June 26, 1881; d. July 1, 1881; 

2 Albert William Bedent, b. Dec. 7, 1882; d. Aug, 25, 1895. 

vi Capt. William Spicer, b. July 25, 1844; m. 1st Jan. 1, 1874, Charlotte 
Sisson Chapman, of Groton, the dau. of Robert and Ann (Miller) 
Chapman, b. E'eb. 2, 1848; d. Nov. 2, 1874; their daughter Lottie 
Chapman Spicer b. Oct. 27, 1874; d. Feb. 16, 1893. He married 
2nd Oct. 27, 1887, Minnie Carroll Tuthill, the dau. of John and 
Nancy (Wheeler) Tuthill of East Marion, Long Island, b. Oct. 6, 
1862. Their children: 1 William Carrol Spicer, b. March 4, 1890. 

2 Minnie Esther Spicer, b. June 6, 1897. Prior to his second 
marriage Capt. Spicer spent most of his time afloat; since his 
marriage he remains quietly at home at his pleasant place near 
the old homestead. 

Til Everett Spicer b, Sept. 9, 1848; m. April 28, 1880, Hattie Spicer, 
adopted daughter of James and Susan (Griswold) Spicer, of 
Preston, Conn.; their children: 1 John Grant Spicer, b. Aug. 19, 
1881; d. Feb. 7, 1895. 2 Everett Manning Spicer, b. Aug-. 4. 1884. 

3 Lucius Baldwin Spicer, b. July 28, 1886. Mr, Spicer has always 
resided at the old homestead and is a prosperous farmer. 

utim ball'- family uLews 

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Topekap Kansas, June, 1900. 


The News has received the catalog-ue of the Art Collections 
of the late Mrs. Sarah M. Kimball of Cleveland Ohio, which 
were sold in Boston the three last days of March 1900. The 
collection numbered over four hundred Modern and Antique 
Painting-s and Art Objects. From the Catalog-ue we quote the 

"Mrs. Sarah M. Kimball was born in 1824, at Stafford, N. 
Y., and married Mr. Samuel H. Kimball in 1845. She was left 
a widow in 1868 and for many years travelled extensively, liv- 
ing- in Germany, Italy and Eng-land for a number of years. 

She purchased most of her collection during- this time. 
Upon her return to Cleveland she was earnestly interested in 
the establishment of the School of Desig-n for Women in that 
city, and for the first few weeks gave the strug-g-ling- school 
rooms in her own house in which to hold classes. For several 
years she devoted all her energy to the interests of the school, 
collecting- subscriptions from many prominent citizens, as she 
desired to make the school an enterprise of universal interest. 
Thoug-h she ceased her active work after the school was firmly 
established, she always continued to hold its best interests, and 
was Vice-President at the time of her death, which took place, 
after a brief illness, in 1895. 

This collection was purchased by Mrs. Kimball with the in- 
tention of presenting- the same to the future museum of Cleve- 
land. She made every effort to secure the finest pictures and 
rare art objects. Price to her was never an objection as long as 
she could obtain a masterpiece. (Fam. Hist. p. 722-) 

At Lovell, Me., Apr. 7, 1900, a number of the relatives of 
William Kimball met at his home to congratulate him on his 
eighty-seventh birthday, and as on several former occations all 
were treated to a most bountiful dinner prepared by his sister, 
Mrs. Sarah M. Elder, who has charge of the household of this 
venerable one. He was born in Lovell rnd is now the oldest 
gentleman in town. He is known as "Uncle Bill" and no one 
young or old is more popular than this genial old bachelor. 
(Fam. Hist. p. 508. No. 1796— ii.) 

82 Kimball Feimilj News 


Mary E. Kimball Frisbie, M. D., a daughter, May 2, 1900. 
That is all a card just at hand contains. The News Jan. -1899, 
p. 216, announces the marriage. On page 222 is quite a sketch 
of her brother Granville of Chicago, of whom she knew nothing 
until corrections and additions to the Family History were made 
by the News — page 126. Their father instead of appearing on 
page 672, No. 1390 should appear on p. 965, No. 2189b. John 
Granville Kimball's father was David and not his brother, as 
given on page 367. The date of David's birth given on page 
367 is probably an error, as it would make him but 19 years old 
at John Granville's birth. There is no further record of David. 

John Granville Kimball served in the civil war, and the 
f i mily became separated and were not fully united until after 
the publication of the Kimball Family News, and this reunion 
was a source of great rejoicing-. This new mother now lives at 
Tyson Vt. Both herself and her husband, Frank C. Frisbie, 
are practicing physicians. 

The Forum for June 1899 contained an article from' the pen 
of (now) Commander W. W. Kimball of the Navy Department. 
In a recent letter to the New York Journal in favor of an en- 
larged navy. Admiral George Dewey refers to this paper of 
Commander Kimball in support of his argument. We quote a 
paragraph from the Admiral's paper. He says, ''We need a 
mighty navy, not for offensive purposes, but for the develop- 
ment of commerce and the prevention of war. * As is so well 
shown by Lieutenant Commander Kimball in his article on 
"Insurance of Property Against War Risks," recently published 
ill the Forum, the establishment and maintenance of a strong 
navy is the best protection against war. and the losses resulting 
therefrom." Since this was written Lieutenant Commander 
Kimball has been promoted. His Forum article attracted wide 
attention in navy circles. It will be remembered by readers of 
the News that during and before the Spanish war frequent men- 
tion was made of his command. (See bound volume of News 
pp. 61, 99 and 133. Fam. Hist. p. 977.) 

The new steamer, J. S. Kimball, recently built on Puget 
Sound, and owned by J. S. Kimball & Co., of Oakland, Cali., is 
240 feet in length, with a thirty-eigh-t-foot beam, and is more of 
a passenger steamer than a freighter. She will have accomoda- 
tions for carrying 400 paspengers from Seattle to Nome, and 
will ply on that route for the next few months. 

June 1900, 83 

Dr. W. G. Kimball of Hunlingtcii, Mass. writes concerning- 
his grandfather, evidently John Kimball No. 680 p. 368 of His- 
tory. He says: "there was a large family, his father, Joseph 
Peck Kimball being one of the younger sons." Henry, No. 1395 
is the only son of John mentioned in the History. The May is- 
sue of the News was entirely taken up with records of the de- 
scendants of but two families of whom the History made slight 
mention. Here seems to be another case of that kind, and there 
are still others. Prof. Sharpies writes that he has a lot of supple- 
mental matter nearly ready. It is constantly coming to the sur- 
face. It is probable that there is more unwritten Kimball His- 
tory than all that has heretofore been published including the 
History and the News combined. Some have expressed surprise 
that so much was omitted from the P^amily History after so many 
years spett upon it. The Editor of the News shared this feel- 
ing at ftrst, but is now more astonished that so much was accom- 


Miss Myra L. White of Haverhill, Mass. has compiled a 
history of the White Family, and it is now in the hands of the 
printer. It will make a work about the size of the Kimball His- 
tory and the price will be $10. which is only reasonable. We 
know of no similar work so low in price as the Kimball work at 
$6.00 in two volumes, the single volume edition at $5.00 being- 
exhausted. This genealog-y of the White family will be of inter- 
est to many Kimballs. Miss White believed in a tradition that 
she was descended from Peregrine White, born on the Mayflow- 
er, the first white child born in New Eng-land. She found that 
her ancestor was John White who came over with wife and child- 
ren in 1638, four years after Richard Kimball. John White set- 
tled in Wenham, where several descendants of Richard Kimball 
were born. When Richard settled in Watertown, his home was 
bounded on the west by land of one Edward White, who may or 
or may not have been the father of Peregrine. 

Anna Brown Kimball, born Mar. 12, 1836, daughter of 
Warren Kimball No. 1723, p. 798 married William H. White, in 
1862, and they now live in Junction City, Kansas. It. is under- 
stood that he is a lineal descendant of Peregrine White. The 
Kimball History shows that there have been several intermar- 
riages in the families. Naturally there have been many tradi- 
tions in the White family regarding the descent from Peregrine 
White which this work will clear up. 

Persons bearing this name not sure that they are included 
would do well to write Miss White as above, and also subscribe 
for the book. 

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Catharine Merrill was the granddi ug-hter of Priscilla Kim- 
ball. She was born at Corydon, January 24, 1824, Corj^don 
being- then the capital of Indiana. Her father Samuel Merrill, 
was the Treasurer of State, and a few months after his daugh- 
ter's birth, he assisted in having the capital moved from Corydon 
to Indianapolis. The little girl was moved along- with the ef- 
fects of the State, and with the State treasury, which amounted 
to $25,000, Samuel Merrill, was a scholarly man, educated at 
Dartmouth College, and a classmate and friend of Thaddeus 
Stevens, the anti-slavery leader. His strong characteristic was a 
love for books, which seemed almost a passion, and Catharine 
Merrill was accustomed to speak frequently with loving pride of 
her father's influence and inspiration. He was the pioneer 
school-master, and his home library became a veritable circulating- 
library for the use of pupils and neighbors. Frederick Doug-las 
staid there, during- the slavery agitation, and Henry Ward 
Beecher and his family were g-uests. Mr. Beecher, in reality 
g-oing- to Indianapolis through his influence. 

As her father's duties increased she established a separate 
school, spending- two years in study in Germany, where she re- 
ceived special recognition of German scholars. In 1866 she pub- 
lished a history of Indiana soldiers in the war for the Union 
in two large volumes. It was a remarkable record and was pub- 
lished anonymously. But Miss Merrill never worked for fame 
and honors. She was elected to the Chair of English Literature 
of the North Western Christian University in 1873. This chair 
was created especially for her, and this school was subsequently 
chang-ed to Butler College. As a teacher Catharine Merrill had 
a national reputation. Her personality was remarkable and the 
most frig-id and awkward pupil warmed and grew at ease in her 
presence. Her charity was boundless. Her influence was felt 
by all, old or youn^, who came into her presence. 

A former pupil of Miss Merrill — a pupil of many years ago 
— speaks of her as follows: 

''Of all the attributes which went to make her the most 
womanly of Indiana's women, her helpfulness was chief. She 
g-ave without stint other sympathy, her wisdom and of her g-reat 
heart. No friend, or mere acquaintance even, went to her in 
vain. Most frequently she was in advance of a call for help. 
Struggling students, g-rasping- for that culture which comes not 
alone from books, found in her a safe counselor and friend. She 
was a true teacher and showed to many how the rugged path of 
life might be lined with fragrant flowers. Honor and manliness 
and love of learning had equal place in her curriculum, and if 
she taught one thing above another it was to be true and honest, 

Jane 1900, 85 

not only in the sordid affairs of commerce, but in one's very life 
and character. She sought constantly the g-ood of others. 'As 
I went among- my flowers to-day ' She wrote to a mother in sor- 
row, 'I thought of you and the little lives opening about you. 
Preserve yourself for them and call on us to share your burdens.' 
Her letters alone would make a volume that no one would be 
willing to spare. They disclose a life so tender, so pure and un- 
selfish that it seems a revelation of the Spirit of Truth." 

"To the State Miss Merrill gave in the highest sense. Her 
practical services in time of war were of great value and through- 
out all her years her life was griven to the education of the char- 
acter of her fellow-citizens. She has performed services that 
give new meaning to the possibilities of woman's work. 

"It will be a satisfaction to her friends that they realized in 
her lifetime how precious was her life and how valued her friend- 
ship. Modestly she strove in vain to ward off the encomiums of 
love. Attributing to her their first awakening to love of litera- 
ture and an appreciation of life; conscious of inestimable bene- 
fits derived from contact with her, legions of friends lavished 
their affections upon her and will not cease to hold her memory 
as one of earth's choicest blessings." 

The Indianapolis Daily News said: 

"Her influence was so beautiful, was so constant, so peren- 
nial in its sweetness and steadiness, like a force of nature, that 
for it to cease i^ a shock to those who have felt it. Kindly na- 
ture might seem to have recognized the sweetness and light that 
she exemplifi^ed and prolonged her opportunity beyond the al- 
lotted span. To more than one generation the name "Miss 
Merrill" has been a synonym of culture, of gentleness, of high 
ideals of womanliness. 

To what a vast number has she been an inspiration and 
source of the virtues that become the very warp and woof of 
character, of the culture, gentleness and open-mindedness that 
are its greatest ornaments! To how many women — mothers 
and daughters — has she been "guide, philosopher and friend," 
and more than this, an example powerful in building up char- 
acter, an example of womanhood whose influence has blessed 
and brightened homes and strengthened all within their precints; 
made of these homes the sanctuary whence the qualities that re- 
fine and establish character come \o react on all within their 
influence. The beneficence of the great Teacher's influence is 
seen as one looks back over this life and wins the willing testi- 
mony that surely no influence is more lasting in its good, more 
enduring in its beauty. 

Charm, might best of all single words, perhaps, describe 
her. To her judgments, her tastes, her sure instincts for the 
best, exemplified in a fine and true definition of culture, was ad- 

86 Kimball Family News 

ded charm that increases their streng-th.'.' 

The Journal said: 

"The influence exerted by the late Catharine Merrill on the 
community in which she spent her long- life was remarkable, 
and, in some respects, unique. It differed from that which be- 
long^s to most teachers of years and experience in that her in- 
structions and g-uidance were not confined to youthful students, 
but to women of all ag-es and deg^rees. In her earlier career she 
taug-ht classes of young- people in school and colleg-e, but in more 
recent years she conducted private classes, to which came young- 
women and old, maids and matrons, mothers of families, busi- 
ness women and women who were themselves teachers. Some 
of these had been her early pupils, and wished to keep them- 
selves from intellectual rustiness by means of reg-ular lessons. 
Some had lacked advantag-es in youth, and throug-h her made 
their first acquaintance with the best in literature. She opened a 
new world to them by showing- them how to read the masterpieces 
understanding-ly. She stood for the hig-hest in genuine culture 
and refinement, and to be a member of her classes was a privi- 
leg-e in more ways than on^f Gentle, retiring-, without self-as- 
sertion, even timid, she cherished firm convictions and had the 
courag-e of her opinions, and these opinions touched upon moral 
and social, as well as literary themes. She was a distinct intel- 
lectual force, and to her belong-s a g-ood share of the credit for 
the hig-h stand taken by Indianapolis women in all that makes 
for the finest living-. 

The following- tribute is from ex-President Harrison: 

"I have just heard of Miss Merrill's death. Every one in 
Indianapolis feels that in her death the city has sustained a 
g-reat loss. She was a great intellectual and moral power in the 
city, and has influenced many lives profitably and pleasantly. 
Col. Sam. Merrill, her brother, was in my reg-iment during- the 
war, and I saw something- of Miss Merrill, as I did of the fami- 
lies of all the oflicers, but my knowledg-e has been more distinct 
of her since then than during- the war, as members of my family 
have been in her classes and have expressed their attachment 
and admiration for her." 

The eng-ag-ement is announced of Miss Florence E. Kimball 
to Mr. H. Prescott Burleig-h, both of Cambridg-e, Mass. 

Mrs. F. M. Kimball and daug-hter Maude of Topeka, have 
g-one to Colorado, where they will spend the summer among- the 

June 1900. 



Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray, g-randdaug-hter of John Kimball 
(No. 772, May News) has visited the Hawaiian Islands, and 
has written several very interesting- letters reg-ardingf this new 
American territory, which of course are too long- for the News. 
Mrs. Gray like other intellig-ent travelers, had her kodak along-. 
Among- her pictures was one of what she calls "a beautiful tree." 
We find it illustrated in an eastern paper which published her 
letters, and are able here to reproduce it throug-h the kindness of 
Mrs. Gray. In her published letter she writes: "The traveler's 
palm looks like an immense fan made of banana leaves, which 
have long- concave petioles. These leaf stalks often contain wa- 
ter, which is a blessing- to the thirsty traveler — hence its name." 


Mrs. Gray mentions a Mr. Lee as proprietor of the Volcano 
hotel where she stopped eleven days. On pag-e 345 of the News 
mention is made of themarriag-e of Helen Kimball of Cambridg-e, 
Mass., and Robert L. Lee of Honolulu. Is there connection be- 
tween these Lees? 

In this connection it may be noticed that Dr. John Kimball 
of Maine was once a resident of these island?, where he was 
called the "double" of President Dole, because of his resem- 
blance to the recently appointed g-overnor of this new United 
States territory. (See pag-e 80, April News, 18.98.) 

88 Kimball Family News 

IN MKMO5IAM.- .;: 


At West Medford, Mass., April 4, 1900, Elbridg-e Kimball 
Batclielder. Interment at Francestown, N. H. 

GEORGE H. STEVENS, . .S' ■ ": -•.^'■'i .' ; J; 

Mr. Georg-e H. Stevens, a prominent member of the 
Lowell bar, died Wednesday afternoon, April 4, 1900, ag-ed for- 
ty-nine years. He was the son of the late Georg-e Stevens, for- 
merly district attorney of Middlesex. Born in Mi. Vernon, IST. 
H., he was educatedMn Lowell and at Dartmouth Colleg-e where 
he was graduated in 1874. Then he studied in Germany, and 
travelled extensively in Europe, beginning the practice of law 
soon after his return. He leaves a widow and child. 

He was the son of Georg-e and Elizabeth Rachel (Kimball) 
Stevens, (Fam. Hist. p. 609.) and was the historian of Old 
Middlesex Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of 
American Revolution. 


On Sundayniorning-, May 6, Miss Frances R. Kimball, 
adopted daughter of the late deacon John Kimball, answered to 
the death angel'.n I'^or many years she had been in ill health but 
had borne her suffering- \vith patience and fortitude, trusting- 
with tinwavering- faith to the care of her Lord Savior, without 
a mufmur, and in the calm confidence that "He doeth all thing-s 
well." And so the summons came and found her ready to an- 
swerf. Frances Victorine Rice was born in Boston in 1836, and 
came.^^to Ipswich to reside as a member of Deacon Kimball's 
house|iold at the ag-e of seven years. She had a larg-e circle of 
friends, to whom her death will appear a personal loss. Among- 
the nearer relatives in Ipswich are Fred A. and Susie L. Kim- 
ball. Services were held at the South church on Tuesday after- 
noon.— Ipswich Independent. 


Professor Rodney G. Kimball, a member of the faculty of 
the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, died Wednesday nig-ht at 
his home, No. 253 Monroe-st.- Brooklyn, from heart disease. 
Althoug-h Professor Kimball had not beeii in g'ood health for 
three j^ears he had continued to carry on his wotk and was tak- 
en to the school each day in a carriag-e. He had been professor 
of applied mathematics in the institute since June 3*', 1859. 
Althoug-h he had received calls to a dozen colleges nothing- 
could induce him to leave "Poly." 

Professor "Kimball was born in this citj, dnd was a gradu- 

ate of the CoUeg-e of the City of New- York. Soon after his 
g-raduation he was appointed in 1S55 assistant to Charles Davies, 
professor of mathematics in the New- York State Normal School. 
In the Civil War he org-anized a company of normal school 
students and joined the 44th New- York. He led his company 
at the battle of Fredricksburg-. His health which was delicate, 
soon broke down and he never fully recovered from the expos- 
ures of army life. He returned to the Normal School, where he 
remained until called as professor in the Brooklyn Polytechnic 
Institute in 1869. A widow, two sons and three daug-hters 
.survive him. The fujieral will be held to-nig-ht. — New^ York 
Tribune, Apr. ::7, 1900. 


The solemn seal of death has been placed upon the earthly 
life of Susan Tilling-hast Kimball, widow of M. Day Kimball 
of this city. Already the pain and disability of that life are 
seen to be temporary, while the lessons of sympathy and help- 
fulness learned throug-h them are still living- forces to aid and 
comfort sickness and suffering-. : A daug-hter of Governor Mar- 
cus Morton of Taunton, Mass., she presented to the city of 
Taunton, in memory of her parents, the old Morton mansion for 
the purposes of a city hospital. Later in her life, in memory of 
her young-est son, she g-ave to the city of Putman, Conn., money 
to establish the Day Kimball Hospital. Her interest in these 
hospitals grew with their growth, and she eag-erly met the need 
for their enlarg-ement and improvement. The last business she 
did was to purchase more land for a new building- for the Mor- 
ton Hospital. In these testimonials of affection for parent and 
child, she also found expression for a deeply rooted'serise of pub- 
lic duty, of responsibility for the welfare of the community, in- 
herited from a long- line of Puritan ancestry. Her public bene- 
factions were patient and unfailing. Her support of certain 
charities continued, year after year, from the time of her mar- 
riage and first settlement in Boston till her death. Seeing- few 
visitors in her later years, she yet received a district nurse who 
cared for the sick poor. Through her, Mrs. Kimball heard 
many tales of suffering, and gave what help money and thoug'ht 
Could bring to relieve them. Such were Mrs. Kimball's benevo- 
lences. They live after her and are her best memorial. Those 
who knew her in the inner circle remem-ber her indomitable for- 
titude under great infirmities, and the fine courage which min- 
imized her own physical ills. They remember her keen wit 
and the never-failing sense of' humor which k^pt h^r youiijar 
than her years. — Boston Transcript. 

Mrs. Kimball, it it will be /iioticed, was the mother of the 
poetess, Hannah Parker Kimball. 

90 Kimball Family News 


The Nkws is in receipt of over thirty pag-es of copy relating- 
to the family of Levi Kimball No. 186, pag-e 136 Family His- 
tory. At the same time he sends the following- note: — 

Boston, Mass., June 8, 1900. 
Dear Mr. Kimball — I sometimes wonder if there is any end of these 
Kim balls. I send you quite a batch this time and there is more to come I 
think. The old Kimballs certainly obeyed the injunction to multiply and 
replenish the earth. I start for New Hampshire and Maine tomorrow to 
hunt up sou'e Websters and I shall probably alsj find some Kimballs, I 
generally do whenever I g-o into those states. I passed throug-h Topeka 
twice last fall and was very sorry that I could not stop and see you. But 
I was on my way to and from New Mexico on business. Yours 

S P. Sharples. 

The end of these Kimballs is not in sig-ht. Where it is no 
one knows. Here are thirty-five pag-es relating- to Levi Kimball 
and his descendants. He was a son of Jacob No. 65. His was 
a long- lived and prolifi^c family. Jacob had ten children, and 
six sons are reported as heads of families. Three daug-hters 
were married, and another lived to be 84 years old, but whether 
married does not appear. These sons of Jacob were, Jacob, 
Moses, Asa, Levi, Elisha and Daniel. It may be noticed that 
one half of the May number of the News was taken up with a 
record of Levi's brother Moses. It is probable that quite as 
much has been left unrecorded concerning- each of the four re- 
maining- brothers. And what is true of Jacob's line is true of 
scores of others, so that one well may wonder where the end 
will be. 

The News reg-rets that Prof. Sharpies could not call when 
passing- throug-h Topeka. 

Mrs. Sarah Payson Greene Kimball of East Hebron N. H. 
died May 21, 190«', ag-ed 82 3 ears and 6 months, lacking- 4 days. 
She was the mother of William D. Kimball whose portrait was 
g-iven in the April News, and whose trag-ic death was so severe 
a blow to the already afflicted mother. The N. Y. Tribune says: 

"Mrs. Kimball, with her daug-hter, was among- the first to 
join The Tribune Sunshine Society, and many members have 
been deeply interested in these lonely invalid women. Miss El- 
len, herself a g-reat sufferer, feels keenly this added sorrow. 
Her constant vig-il of the past weeks has made it impossible for 
her to acknowledg-e the many Easter remembrances received 
from T. S. S. members. It is hoped that many words of comfort 
and sympathy' may reach this much afflicted member." 

James Adams Kimball of Salina, Kans., is a member of a 
committee on Federation of the Commercial Clubs of the state. 

June 1900. ',1 

The big- department store of the Pitts-Kimball company of 
Boston was totally destroyed by fire on the nig-ht of May 31, ii - 
volving- a loss, including- building's owned by other persons, of 
$250,000. Rufus H. Kimball is vice-president of the company. 
(Hist. p. 938.) 

Mrs. S. H. Kimball of Ceres, N. Y. who recently g-raduated 
from the Columbus, O. Medical University in the school of den- 
tistry, has opened an office in Painsville, Ohio, where she will 
make her future home. The Teleg-raph of that place g-ives her 
a very cordial welcome, as she no doubt deserves. Read what 
a friend of hers said on pag-e 43 March number of current volume 
of the News. 

Sarah Louise Kimball of San Francisco sends a fine half- 
tone picture of the Mills Building- and points out the office where 
she spends much of her time. As may be supposed she is a g-ood 
deal up in the world, tenth story, corner window, splendid out- 
look with the earth under her feet. Now we know how she 
comes to write such letters. She is up in the ozone region. 
There's nothing- like ozone for inspiration. 

Col. D. B. Dyer of Aug-usta, Ga., is always in some g-reat 
enterprise. As president of the Augusta Klectric R. R. and 
Lig'ht Co., he has made that concern the pride of his town. But 
not content with that he has recently broug-ht a deleg-ation of 
capitalists from New York and Baltimore to Aug-usta and the 
result is that they loan the company a cool million of dollars to 
make further improvements and extentions. The Colonel is a 
Dyer-Kimball rustler. (Hist. p. 909, News Jan. 1898.) 

Charles Dean Kimball was elected Lieutenant-Governor of 
Rhode Island at the April election, running- ahead of his ticket. 
He g-ained no little celebrity by the course ne took as member of 
the state legislature in refusing- to accept extra pay voted to 
some members. (Hist- p. 814, News p. 309 and p. 52 current vol- 

Lieutenant Governor Charles Dean Kimball, Providence, 
Rhode Island, was very seriously injured in an electric car colli- 
sion on Sunday June 10. It was at first supposed that he would 
not recover, but he rallied and was doing- well at last accounts. 
The New York Tribune of Monday said: "Lieutenant Gov- 
ernor Kimball was too badly injured to be taken to the hospital. 
He is one of the most popular Republicans in the State. He 
has been the leader of the House of Representatives, was a can- 
didate for Mayor of Providence last fall, and was this spring- 
elected Lieutenant Governor by a flattering- vote." 

Four persons were killed and over a score more or less in- 

92 Kimball Family News 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Page 310.— No. 559. x Apphi?. m. 1st. Wm. C. Hale; m. 2nd. John May- 
nard, of Manchester, N. H. 

Pag-e 603. — No. 1230, Jacob D. Kimball died in 1873, m. Sarah Payson 
Greene, born Novr. 33, 1817, not 1833. They had five children as giv- 
en in History. 

Their son William D. Kimball, (See News April 1900.) m. Aug. 
30, 1874, Ella Gile of Eovv, N. H. A son Charles Ryland, died in Bow- 
aged 5 years. 

In the April sketch of William D. Kimball the asre of his inva- 
lid mother was given as 75 years. The above correction makes her 
age 83 years in Nov. 1899. The family lives one mile from Hebron 

Page 949. — Josiah F. KimbalP v^as publisher of the Lynn, Mass., News. 

The annual town report of Lovell, Me., shows several Kim- 
balls besides Sumner, ^2448) who figure prominently in town 
and county affairs. Among- th^m are found G. A. and Oscar 
Kimball who do not appear in the Family History. All these 
omissions may be made good in the News if some one will take 
pains to supply the needed memoranda. 

Mrs. Susanna H. Kimball, whose death was mentioned in 
the April News, p. 63, was the widow of George Washington 
Kimball who died in Auburndale Mass. a few years ago, at the 
age of 83. . He has a brother still living. We find no mention 
of the family in the History. 

The Sons and daughters of the American Revolution of 
Painesville, Ohio, recently offered $10 in three prizes, for the 
best essajs by High School pupils on the subject "The Invasion 
of Canada by Montgomery and Arnold." The competition was 
spirited and some really good work was done by the young stu- 
dents. Prof. H. N. Kimball, one of the judges, awarded the 
prizes, commenting on several of the papers and noticing their 
good and striking points. This example might be followed by 
other schools. 

Inquiry is made in regard to John Kmery Kimball mention- 
ed on page 310 of the Family History. He went to Boston when 
young, married Lucy Heater, and lived there many years 
They had at least three daughters and one son. They are both 
dead. Does any one know any thing of their children? 

Jane VHH). ')?> 


Capt. F. M. Kimball of this city calls attention to errors on 
pao^e 60, April Nfavs. Lucre tia Hasseltine was dau. of Jesse 
and Lucretia, (noi Abig-ail, his second wife. ) Hist. p. 531. Also 
bottom of pag-e, 1840 should be 1804. 

Dkak Mk. Kimball. 

Allow me to correct the statement made in your April edi- 
tion, under the heading- of the will of Noah Brooks, viz, that 
Sarah (V/illard) Brooks was the only daug-hter of Major Joseph 
Willard. It should have been the eldest daug-hter. Mrs. Mar- 
tha Willard, wife of Major Joseph Willard, died June 3, 1794 in 
the 100th year of her ag-e; her posterity then consisted of 12 
children, 90 g-randchildren, 226 g-reat g-randchildren and 58 
g-reat g-reat g-randchildren. So far the commanc: to "be frui'- 
ful and multiply, and replenish the earth" was fulfilled in her 

Sarah (Willard) Brooks was the first white child born in 
Grafton Mass. This town was orig-inally owned and occupied 
by a tribe of Indians called Hassanemesits who were in subjec- 
tion to the Nipmucks. Yours Sincerly, 

Hekrkkt W. Kimball. 


We are not aware that there is a Kimball Club, Union or 
Association in Washing-ton. There are in other cities. 
But certainly there is material enough already known, and more 
that exists unknown. It is possible that the descendants of 
Richard Kimball now living- in Washing-ton are not aware of 
their own numbers. Of course theNEws is unable to name them 
all, but a little org-anized effort would call tog-ether at the Na- 
tional Capital a very larg-e number if they were disposed to meet 
in a reunion. To begin with there would be Gen. Sumner I. 
Kimball of the Life Saving- Service; Gen. A. W. Greely the Arc- 
tic explorer, now of the Signal Service; Comdr. W. W. Kimball 
of the U. S. Navy; Judge Ivory G. Kimball; Jno. H. Kimball 
and H. A. Kelly of the P. O. Department; Horace Kimball Ful- 
ton; Helen McLaughlin Kimball; Prof. Ephraim G. Kimball 
and Nathaniel Freeman of the Land Office, (p. 67 May News.) 
And there are others whose names are not here given, besides 
many belonging to cognate branches. A reunion of these fami- 
lies would not only be a pleasant affair for themselves, but it 
would doubtless bring to light some things of historic interest, 
and would also bring- to notice other branches not now known 
to belong to the family. Such has been the result. 

94 Kimball Family News 

Georg-e C. Kimball is secretary of a Golf Club at Wolfboro, 
N. PI. 

Samuel K. Kimball is superintendent of streets in Arling-- 
ton, Mass. 

Capt. Frederick Marius Kimball of Topeka, is an enthusi- 
astic Ralstonite. 

Joseph C. Kimball is vice-president of the Wannalancit Club 
of Haverhill, Mass. 

F. C. Kimball is superintendent of the Whitman division 
of the street railroad. 

B. F. Kimball & Co., Leather Dealers, of Boston have been 
compelled to make assignment. 

Frank R. Kimball is vice commodore of the City Point Pu- 
ritan Canoe Club of South Boston, Mass. 

The Kimballs in New Eng-land seem to be prominent in the 
Grang-e as overseers, lecturers and members. 

William T. Kimball is secretary and treasurer of the Merri- 
mack Valley Country Club at Lawrence, Mass. 

On account of a recent fire in Burling-ton Vt., the grocery 
company of Spaulding-, Kimball & Co., were heavy losers. 

In Norway, Me., Frank Kimball's Minstrels and Comic 
Opera Company afford the entertainment for the community. 

Capt. F. M. Kimball of Topeka, entered the Kansas Society 
Sons of the American Revolution on four different lines of de- 

Mrs. Sarah A- Kimball is vice-reg-ent of the Samuel Adams 
chapter of the Daug-hters of the American Revolution at Me- 
thuen, Mass. 

Mr. Benjamin Kimball of Jamaica Plain, with his daug-hter 
Miss Mirriam, occupied apartments at the Grosvenor in Boston 
during- the winter. 

Mrs. William F. Kimball of Newton, Mass., recently di- 
rected a subscription whist party of twenty tables tor the benefit 
of the Universalist Church. 

Herbert Wood Kimball was reelected Reg-istrar of the Mas- 
sachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, and 
Charles Kimball Darling-, historian. 

Miss Nettie A. Kimball of Boston has been a guest of Mr. 
and Mrs. Horace Kimball Fulton of Washington and soon be- 
came a favorite in social circles. 

June 1900, 95 

The father, of Mrs, Maria Freeman Gray, Daniel Sanford 
Freeman, died at New Salem, Mass., April 18, 1887. See No. 
1545b pag-e 66, last issue of the News. 

Miss Alice Kimball, daug-hter of William Parker Kimball 
of San Francisco, (Fam. Hist. p. 921.) received the deg-ree of 
Bachelor of Science, at her recent g-raduation from the Univer- 
sity of California. 

Mrs. Frances Kimball has just been ordained to theUniver- 
salist ministry, three other women ministers taking- part in - the 
ceremony. She has charg^e of the churches at South Barre and 
Williamstown, Vt. 

Edward Ancel Kimball of Chicag-o, (Hist. p. 860) a noted 
Christian Science lecturer has been speaking- in Boston. Tope- 
ka has now a case where this science failed to cure, and leg-al 
prosecution is to follow. 

Mrs. Frances Kimball Harlow has been elected one of the 
directors of the Abbott Academy club of Boston. The club 
numbers' 126 members, and has a fund of $26,000 toward the 
$60,000 needed for a proposed Memorial Hall. 

' Sherman Kimball, (Hist. p. 939, Fam. News p. 125, June 
1898.) a student at Stanford University, and Mary Alice Kim- 
ball, young-est sister of Sarah Louise Kimball, (Fam. Hist. p. 
811. No. 1765— viii.) were confirmed in the Episcopal Church at 
Palo Alto, CaL, April 11, 1900. 

Prof. L. A. Morrison co-editor of the Kimball Family His- 
tory, has sold his choice g-arden farm at Canobie Lake, N. H. 
The estate comprises 80 acres of land with a colonial house, 
larg-e barns and numerous outbuilding's. Prof ." Morrison's 
health has not been g-ood for some months past. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray of San Francisco, has g-one to 
Millington, Franklin County, Mass., her native town, where 
she will spend the summer, and in September will g-o to Paris 
to attend the Peace Cong-ress. One half of the last number of 
the News was g-iven to her family record which was omitted 
from the History. 

M. V. B- Perley of Portsmouth, N. H. writes that he has a 
sermon delivered by Jonathan Allen, A. M. of Bradford, the 
next Sunday after the drowning- of Eliphalet Kimball, son of 
Timothy Kimball (No. 277) while catching- log-s during- a fresh- 
et in the Merrimac river, Oct. 24, 1785. The body was found 
over a month later and buried Nov. 30, 1785. The sermon was 
printed and sold by a Newburyport printer. 

96 Kimball Family News 


(From San Francisco "Examiner" of April i6th and 17th, 1900.) 

Marriag-e licenses yesterday to — 
Roy E. Kimball, 25, arid Mary"^E- Stokes, 23. 

Oakland, April 16, — Miss May Stokes, the young- lady who 
has for several months listened to complaints in her capacity as 
"600" in the central telephone office, is now Mrs. Kimball. 
The young- couple, because of the objections of Mrs. Kimball's 
brothers to the match, went to San P^rancisco last Saturday, 
where they were quietly married. Her family and friends heard 
nothing- of the proposed marriage until they received word from 
San Francisco last nig-ht that tha cerem3ny had been parformad. 
For some time past the "hello g-irl" has been the object of the 
aifections of Roy Kimball, one of the most energ-etic of the line- 
men employed by the company. 

The wedding- of Miss Daisy Carolyn Kimball and Louis 
Barring-ton Adams, took place May 10, at the residence of the 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Simpson Kimball, on Semi- 
nary avenue, Fruitvale. It was strictly a home wedding-, Rev. 
C. M. Hill, pastor of the Tenth-avenue Baptist Church, officia- 
ed. Mrs. Adams is a graduate of Mills CoUeg-e, class '97. She 
is very popular in social circles both here and in San Francisco. 
Her father is prominent in the lumber and shipping- business in 
the metropolis. The g-room is also highly connected. He is a 
son of Albert J. Adams of New York and a relative of the presi- 
dent of the Adams Express Company there. 

The young- couple enjoyed their honeymoon on a journey 
throug-h Alaska. They visited Dawson City, went down the 
Yukon, and stopped at Nome. They will make their home per- 
manently in New York City. 

In the S. F. "Chronicle" there was lately a notice of the 
previously announced eng-ag-ement of Miss Helen Otis Thomas, 
daug-hter of William Thomas of the law firm of Chickering-, 
Thomas & Greg-ory of this city, and Mr. Frederick W. Kimball 
of Los Ang-eles. 

I understand this Frederick W. Kimball has the larg-est 
prune orchard in the State, at Fresno, but cannot place him. 

Miss Maud B. Kimball of Boston arrived at the Hotel Rafa- 
el, San Rafael, last week. 

Mrs. Richard Owen and children have returned to Yreka, 
in Siskiyou Co., Cal., where Mr. Owen is engag-ed in business. 
Mrs. Owen has been visiting- her mother, Mrs. Charles Brad- 
bury Kimball, at Palo Alto for the past few months. While at 
Palo Alto, and on July 24, 1899, she lost throug-h death, her 
eldest son, Vivian Kimball Owen. On February 7, 1900, Vera 
Owen, her only daug-hter, was born at Oakland, Cal. 

Sarah Louisk Kimball. 

uiim ball'' family uLews 

Vol. Ill, Nos. 7 and 8. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year 

Topekay Kansas, July and August, 1900. 


Our enterprising- cousin and Secretary of the Pacific Coast 
association, Miss Sarah Louise Kimball of San Francisco writes 
two or three letters from which we g-ather the following-: 

"Several members of the family met Saturday afternoon, to 
talk over and plan for our coming Reunion. Various commit- 
tees were appointed, and it looks now as if we would have an 
interesting Reunion. Frank Willard Kimball has new ideas as 
to proper way to work up enthusiasm &c., and we shall probably 
have a good programme. The Reunion is to be held on the 
summit of Mt. Tamalpais, Oct. 6, 1900. It will be a pleasant 

There are so many of the Kimball name whom I am con- 
stantly meeting; I shall be g-lad when Professor Sharpies' next 
installment of "Supplement" is published. Th^re is a hirge 
branch of the family tree g-rowing in the Southern States, and I 
have had correspondence with Mrs J. E. Martin, 112, 14th St., 
Columbus, Georgia, in relation to a certain family which seems 
to have divided itself between Virginia and North Carolina, af- 
terwards crossing over into Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. 
Of this family, Benjamin and Peter Kimbell — by the way, they 
spell the name Kimbell — died in Warren Co., N. C. Peter had 
a son, Buckner. Benjamin had sons, David, James, Benjamin, 
William, Samuel, Ransom and Charles. This David Kimbell 
had sons named James, Benjamin, Samuel, Ransom, Gideon, 
Christopher and David; and this last Benjamin Kimbell has de- 
scendants living- in Columbus, Ga. The first Benjamin Kim- 
bell's son James had a son, John Westley Kimbell, who was born 
at Warrenton, N. C, married Rebecca Blanton, and had: James 
Tisdale, William Henry, Sarah Ann, Eliza Rebecca and Edwin 
Nathan Kimbell. They were Methodists, and I understand the 
family was of Lynchburg, Va., before the Revolutionary War, 
and then moved to North Carolina, Alabama &c. I believe this 
is the family to which belonged a gentleman named Charles P. 
Kimball, a mining man from Stein's Pass, N. M., who once cal- 
led upon me and gave me a specimen of ore from the Kimbell 
Mine there; he said he was a descendant of Benjamin Kimbell 
of North Carolina. Mrs. Martin will be grateful for any infor- 
mation as to this family. 

98 • Kimball Family News 

Another unconnected branch having- representatives here is 
as follows: Krastus and John Kimball, brothers, went from Ver- 
mont to Onondag-a Co., near Syracuse, N. Y. Erastus married 
and had: Harrison, Addison, Clinton, Jerome Bonaparte, Albert 
and Adeline Kimball. Of these, Albert Kimball, a cabinet ma- 
ker, is living- in Milwaukie, Wis. Jerome Bonaparte Kimball 
was born Aug-ust 9, 1833; died January 3, 1896; married Julia 
Morg-an, of Fayettville, N, Y., and lived in Manlius, N. Y., and 
had children: Charles Aug-ustus, b. 1861, 6 Nov., and lives at 
Santa Cruz, California; Frank Kug-ene, b. Sept. 26, 1863, mar- 
ried Maud Eveline Woodworth, resides at Alden, Alameclo Co., 
Cal., and has two daughters— Maud Ethel, b. Oct. 30, 1886, and 
Ferm Romelia, b. March 31, 1894, at Oakland; Fred, who died 
youngs; and William Jerome, b. Aug*. 1868, married Jennie Bart- 
lett and lives in Alameda, Cal. It may be that this is the same 
family that Col. Amos S. Kimball, U. S. A. is a member of. 
The names — Erastus, Harrison, Addison, Clinton and Jerome 
Bonaparte — are rather uncommon in our familj , and it would 
seem that this branch should be easily placed. 

And another family is that of our two cousins, John Albion 
and Frank Willard Kimball, the attorneys of this city. Their 
grandfather, John Kimball Jr. was the son of a John Kimball 
who served in the Revolutionary war, and the sister of John and 
Frank, Miss Carrie Kimball, of San Luis Obispo, has the blank- 
et which he used during- the Revolution. This John Kimball 
Sr. had children: Charles Kimball, who lived at Augusta, Me., 
and was scalped by an Indian, who had a son, Charles, of New 
York City; Thomas Kimball, of Hallowell, Maine, and Lynn, 
Mass., who had sons, Theodore and Charles, of New York City; 
Hiram Kimball, of Hallowell, Maine; David Kimball, of Chelsea, 
Maine; Elizabeth Kimball, of Augusta, Maine; and John Kim- 
ball Jr., of Augusta, Maine, the grandfather of John Albion 
and Frank Willard Kimball, formerly of San Luis Obispo, but 
now San Francisco, Cal. Perhaps an item in the News will 
bring forth the desired information as to John Kimball Sr's. 
ancestry. There is a tradition that he went from Massachusetts 
to Maine. He was probably of the sixth generation from Rich- 
ard Kemball, the emigrant. 

After having been away from California for about a year 
and a half, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hobart have returned from 
their trip to Paris and England. Mr. Hobart has returned to 
the employ of the Southern Pacific Company. 

At our committee meeting, Saturday, there were present: 
John Albion and Frank Willard Kimball, and Mrs. Frank Wil- 
lard Kimball, Roy T. Kimball, J. Hoyt Kimball, Mrs. Mary 
Gilmer Dunn (aunt of Miss Rebecca M. Kimball), Miss Grace 
I. Kimball, William Parker Kimball and myself. Mr. Joseph 

July and Aufriist 1900. 99 

Hoyt Kimball's name only appears in the History. This is his 
line: Richard, Thcmas, Richard, Jcsc]:h, Feter, Joseph, Solon, 
Joseph Hoyt Kimball. His mother, Fanny Hoyt, was descend- 
ed from the first John Hoyt throu^^h this line: John, Thomas, 
Benjamin, Benjamin, John, Joseph Brown, Joseph Sawyer, 
Fanny Hoyt. Mr. J. Hoyt Kimball married Alma E Bruce, 
and they live at 758, lltli St., Oakland, on the next block to 
Mrs. Grace M and daughter. Miss Gertrude Kimball, of the 
family of the late Levi Woodbury Kimball. Besides Mr. J. 
Hoyt Kimball, the Bishop family of PVuitvale, Alameda County, 
are the only other representatives of Richard Kemball's son 
Thomas whom I have met in California. Most of the California 
Kimballs are from Richard's sons Richard, John and Benjamin, 
thoug-h the line of Caleb is also represented throug-h Mr. 
Charles Henry Kimball, of East Oakland, and his nephew, Ma- 
jor Gorham Gates Kimball, of Red Bluff, and the Reding-ton 
family of San Francisco. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray did not leave for the East until 
last Thursday. She hopes to be in Jerusalem at Christmas time, 
I understand there is a plan on foot to start the Christmas 
chimes at Jerusalem and have them rung- consecutively clear 
around the world. 

In yesterday's "Evening- Post" Frank Willard Kimball had 
quite a bit about the Kimball Reunion, October 6th. He is very 
enthusiastic. Last year was the first Reunion he had attended, 
as he formerly lived down in San Luis Obispo County. His wife 
is a very brig-ht young- lady, 22 years old, with dark brown eyes 
and lig-ht brown hair, and very sweet ways, and she puts in 
most of her time at the law office with her husband, and says 
she is working- too, and is studying- law. She is also enthusias- 
tic about the Reunion. I have sent a copy of the "Post" to 
Capt. F. M. Kimball, and will send others to other Eastern 
cousins. I wish they would hold Reunions all over the United 
States on the same date, and perhaps you mig-ht sug-g-est this 
idea in the News. You know the value of concentration, and 
people like to know that other people approve of what they are 
doing-. Roy and I were speaking- of having- a set date, or a cer- 
tain day of the Nveek, say the first Saturday in October — Octo- 
ber weather is g-enerally g-ood all over the United States — and I 
am also g-oing- to sug-g-est that we fix upon Golden Gate Park, 
San Francisco, for our annual outing-, as it is really the best 
place, all thing-s considered, I think, and the least expensive, 
which counts with many of us poorer ones with larg-e families. 

The Pacific Coast Kimball Family Reunion, October 6. 1900. 

100 Kimball Family News 


Mrs. Charles H. Kimball of National City, Cal., spent the 
summer in the East. 

Charles K. Kimball has been re-elected a director in the 
Hempstead. L. I. water company. 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kimball of Brook street, Brookline, 
are spending- the summer on Long- Island, New York. 

Treasurer Edward P. Kimball of the First National Bank, 
of Maiden. Mass., is summering- at Bass Rocks, Gloucester. 

Mrs. Paul R. Kimball of Topsfield, Mass. had under her 
direction 150 school children who formed a chorus at the late 
250th anniversary of the settlement of that town. 

Conrad B. Kimball of Chicago, has been appointed one of 
the guards at the Paris Exposition. During- the World's Fair 
at Chicago he was Mrs. Potter Palmer's Secretary. Now he 
goes to Paris, probably through her influence. He will improve 
the occasion to take private lessons in music for the improve- 
ment of his remarkable voice. [Hist. p. 903, P^am. News Jan. 

Miss Lucy A. Kimball has resigned her position as teacher 
in the Ipswich, Mass. schools. This action was entirely unex- 
pected and a subject of universal regret. The Independent says 
of her: 

"By the able and conscientious administration of her duties 
and by her adaptation of original progressive methods she had 
endeared herself to pupils, parenis and committee, and the 
vacancy was not an easy one to fill." 

Donald G. Kimball is reported as having passed the exam- 
ination for admission to West Point from New Hampshire. 
There were eight applicants rejected and three accepted. The 
Manchester, New Hampshire, Union says: 

"Donald G. Kimball is a popular Manchester boy, son of 
Edward L. Kimball, deputy naval officer at Boston. 

His success is especially pleasing because of the difficulty 
there has been in having the youth of this section represented 
at that national institution. The young man has had a good 
fitting for college, and has devoted much time to the classics, 
Greek, Latin, and mathematics. He gave special attention to 
the preparation for entrance to West Point, and his success is a 
source of congratulation to his friends as well as to his parents." 

We find no Donald G. Kimball in the History. Daniel Gil- 
man Kimball, born 1882, is given on page 985 as the son of Ed- 
ward L. Kimball of Manchester. 

July and Aug-ust 1900. 101 

J. H. Kimball and family of Maiden, Mass., took their out- 
ing- at Lake Maranacook, Me., where they spent several weeks. 

At a meeting- of the Worcester Woman's Club in May, Mrs. 
Geraldine L. Kimball read a paper on Women's Wag-e Earners 
in Worcester. 

Miss Delia Kimball has been presented a handsome rocker 
by the Christian Endeavor Society of the Maplewood Baptist 
Church at Maiden, Mass. 

Miss Charlotte Kimball, College Settlement, Philadelphia, 
attended the summer school of Philanthropic work held in New 
York in June. The course included six weeks study. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Kimball and family of Lynn, Mass., 
and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kimball and son of West Newbury 
took their summer outing- among- the White Mountains. 

The churches at Rowley, Mass., commemorated children's 
day in a manner that created a g-ood deal of interest. Mrs. 
Josephine Kimball was one of the program committee. 

Mr. and Mrs. William W. Kimball of Chicag-o, who have 
been prominent in the North Shore colony at Manchester-by-the- 
Sea, Mass., the past three years have g-one to Europe. The 
Kimball piano will still play on. 

Miss Florence Kimball of Topeka, is taking- a vacation at 
summer resorts in the Rocky Mountains. She intends to make 
Pikes Peak without the aid of the cog--road. Her sisters Martha 
and Eleanor have preferred a visit to friends near the Ozark 
Mountains in Missouri. Mrs. F. M. Kimball and daug-hter 
Maud are in Canon City, Colorado. 

The Hon. John H. Kimball of Bath, Me., has been a fishing-. 
The Bath Times of June 11, notes that he and his wife had re- 
turned from the lakes, and that he had g-reat luck, landing- an 
eig-ht-pound trout, with a fly, which is the larg-est that has been 
caug-ht for several seasons. He lost a larg-e one that broke his 
leader. Mr. Kimball has been a reg-ular visitor to Rang-eley 
since 1869. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kimball of Winthrop, Mass., celebra- 
ted the 12th anniversary of their married life Feb. 12, 1900, at 
their beautiful home. The guests will long- and pleasantly re- 
member the most enjoyable function. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball 
are among- the town's most prominent and g-reatly esteemed cit- 
izens. The g-uests came from the different Winthrops, and 
many were present from Boston and her adjacent suburbs. Mr. 
and Mrs. Kimball were kept busy shaking- hands with their 
friends, who wished them all kinds of joy. 

102 Kimball Family News 

Mrs. Grace M. Kimball and daughter Gertrude of Oakland, 
Cal., have been spending- a part of the summer at Pacific Grove, 
near Monterey, as they are in the habit of doing-. 

Prof. Arthur W. Kimball and wifeof Oberlin CoUeg-e (Ohio) 
and Thomas Kimball of Rockport, Mass., have been visiting- 
friends in Old Ipswich as is their yearly custom, and Miss Liz- 
zie Kimball of Ipswich has been enjoying; the "Bluff" with 

Gorham Gates Kimball of Red Bluff, Cal., has been spend- 
ing- some time at the Waldeck Sanitorium. His health has not 
been g-ood and he will not be able to attend the San Francisco 
Reunion on October 6, but he will send his g-ood wishes. — (Hist, 
pag-e 951.) 

William Parker Kimball and family went on a camping- trip 
to Boulder Creek, near Santa Cruz, in June. Miss Alice, who 
recently g-raduated from the University of California, at Berkley, 
has obtained a position as teacher in one of the inland counties, 
Yolo or Yuba. 

Miss Ruth Kimball of Haywards has spent two months or 
more at Castle Crag-, Shasta Co., Cal. The Castle Crag- Tavern 
was burned down during- the season, but the g-uests found refuge 
in the neighboring- cottages. Castle Crag is a picturesque and 
fashionable summer resort. 

Prof. Franklin T. Schott, of Manzanita Hall, Palo Alto, a 
grandson of George Washington Kimball Jr. (p. 344), has spent 
part of his vacation wiih his family, at Antioch, San Joaquin 
County, Cal. Mr. Schott is professor of physics and mathema- 
tics at Manzanita Hall, a preparatory school in Palo Alto, and is 
an enthusiastic worker. 

The annual struggle for the office of State Auditor of Mas- 
sachusetts has begun. Gen. John W. Kimball has held the 
office for seven years without much effort, and it is doubtful if 
he can be displaced this year. [Hist, page 841] Gen. Kimball 
is a grandson of Deacon Kphriam Kimball of Fitchburg. [Fam. 
News July and Aug. '1899.] 

George W. Kimball of Palmyra, Neb., has boUght 320 acres 
of a noted ranche some 12 or 15 miles from Topeka and his fam- 
ily will move on the same before spring. With the help of his 
boys, he is uonv preparing for next year's crop. He dropped in 
on the News early in August. He is a cousin of Mrs. Maria 
Freeman Gray and one of the descendants of Jonh KimbalF 
whose family is given in the May News, (see p. 71 ) 

July and Aug-ust 1900. 103 


At 6 Rockland Ave., June 21, by Dr. Edward Everett Hale, 
Mr. James W. Bartholomew and Miss Carrie F. Kimball, both 
of Roxbury, Mass. 

In Boston June 16, by Rev. L. H. Dorchester, I. A. Kimball 
of Boston, third son of W. H. Kimball of Hrverhill, Mass., and 
Georg-ianna, youngest daughter of J. Munroe Jackmann, East 
Kingston, N. H. 

Miss Florence L. Armstrong of Newton Center, and Mr. 
Harry L. Kimball of West Newton (Mass.) were married June 
18, at the residence of the bride's parents in Maple park. The 
service took place at 5:3'' o'clock, and was performed by the Rev, 
G. H. Spencer. After a tour, Mr. and Mrs. Kimball will reside 
on Waltham street, West Newton. 

The Boston Hearld, May 27: 

A wedding of interest to Maiden society was that which 
took place in the First Universalist Church in Haverhill on Wed- 
nesday evening. It was that of Miss Myrtle Lygia Kimball 
and Mr. Allen Hoyt Wilde. The bride is the third daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kimball, a charming belle in the younger 
society, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. 
Wilde of Maiden, and associated with his father in the W. A. 
Wilde Publishing Company of Boston. The Rev. Dr. J. C. 
Snow of this city officiated at the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. 
Dr. Thomas A. Nelson of Brooklyn. The double ring service 
was used, The bride was charming in her conventional white 
satin gown, appliqued with duchesse lace, and she carried a 
large bunch of white lilacs. The maid of honor. Miss Agnes 
G. Chase, was extremely pretty in a frock of white mull, and 
the bridemaids were all in pink. A large reception followed 
the ceremony at the residence of the bride's parents on Windsor 
street. After a short wedding journey Mr. and Mrs. Wilde will 
live in Maiden. 

Mr., and Mrs. Charles H. Kimball and son Charles of South 
Boston, have been passing a few days at the residence of Wil- 
liam R. Johnson, on Church street. Mr. Kimball has recently 
purchased a farm in Danbury, N. H. The family will shortly 
reside there, and he will make his permanent home at that place 
leaving South Boston in about a year. — Lawrence, Mass.' 

104 ' Kimball Family News 


Dr Joseph E. Kimball died in Nashua, N. H. June 9, 1900, 
at the home of his sister Mrs. H. W. Davis. He was born in 
that city June 14, 1859, the son of the late Lewis and Jane P. 
Kimball. He was educated in the Nashua public schools; then 
he entered the university of Vermont medical college. After 
his g-raduation in 86 he beg-an the practice of his profession in 
Chelsea, Mass. A few years ag^o he removed to Boston to g-ive 
his entire time and attention to Daniel Ford, late owner of the 
Youths' Companion. 

Dr. Kimball was a member of the Carey Ave. Baptist church 
of Chelsea. He leaves a mother, sister and son, Samuel Mason 

A, L. Dame of Methuen, Mass., has in his posession a bible 
over 200 5 ears old. The book is remarkably well preserved and 
the printing- is still very distinct. The book is the property of 
Mr. Dame's sister, Mrs. B. K. Cole, of Rayham, who is visiting- 
here. The book was found 12 years ag"o by Mrs. Cole while an 
old house occupied by her was being- remodelled. It was located 
under the eaves. The book was prinied in 1682. The new tes- 
tament title pag-e of the book reads as follows: 

The new testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 
newly translated out of the orig-inal Greek and with the former 
translations dilig-ently compared and revised. With marg-inal 
notes shewing- that Scripture is the best interpreter of Scripture. 

On the other side of this page is the following- written in 

Elizabeth Kimball property, g-iven her by her g-rand moth- 
er's cousin who died in year of 1715. Was Elizabeth Gray's 
property from the time of her birth, 1740. The record does not 
show to whom the book belong-ed between 1715 and 1740. — Law- 
rence, Mass., Daily Ametican- 

Gordon Kimball of Ouray, Col. has sent to the Massachusetts 
bureau of mines a rare specimen of canary colored Carnotite. 
This mineral was discovered only last year and has been found 
in no other part of the world than Colorado. It contains more 
than 52 per cent of Uranium and considerable varadium and 
potassium. The new mineral was named in honor of a French- 
man who discovered it. He sent it to France instead of to 
Washing-ton for analysis. A French syndicate will soon com- 
mence to mine for this new mineral. 

Gordon Kimball is a son of Adolphus Kimball No. 1835, and 
is the g-reat-g-randson of Deacon Ephraim Kimball No. 520, a 
lengthly sketch of whom was g-iven in July and Aug-ust News 

July and Aug-ust 1900, 105 



Died in Wells, Maine, May 13, Mrs. Hadassali, widow of 
Ralph E. Kimball. 


Ex-Mayor George W. Kimball of Rockland, Me., died sud- 
denly June 22, of heart disease. He formerly was mayor, and 
he had held many other important offices. 


Harry Kimball of Allston, while riding- a horse in Maple- 
wood in Maiden, Mass., June 5, was thrown to the g-round by 
the horse shying- and struck upon his head, being- fatally injured. 


Matthew C. Kimball, who was well known in this town, 
died last Saturday in Old Town, Me., ag-ed 68 years and six 
months. Mr. Kimball had considerable ability as a comedian 
and in his young-er years could furnish a pleasing- entertainment. 
The remains were broug-ht to this town Tuesday afternoon and 
placed in the tomb at Walnut Grove cemetery. In the spring- 
interment will take place at the old burying- ground on Law- 
rence street. — Lrwrence Mass., American. 


The following we take from the Boston Herald of Mar. 27, 
1896. relating to the funeral of the well known leader of the 
Opera Company mentioned. The little petite singer, Corinne 
Kimball has appeared in every considerable city in the Union. 
We are not informed as to her connection with the Kimball fam- 
ily, and she is not mentioned in the History. 

''Services were held over the remains of the once well known 
actress, Mrs. Jennie Kimball, late manager of the Kimball opera 
company, and mother of Corinne Kimball, the singer, at the 
Forest Hills cemetery chapel at 11:30 o'clock this forenoon. 

The chapel was filled with friencls and relatives, among 
whom were many members of the theatrical profession. Sever- 
al of the Kimball opera company came on to the services, accom- 
panying the bereaved daughter. 

Rev. Roland Hale of the Church of Our Savior, Roslindale, 
was the officiating clergyman. 

The body lay in a handsome broadcloth-covered casket, 
which was surrounded by many beautiful floral offerings, the 
most prominent of which were a mass of pansies and ivy in the 
shape of a heart, surmounting a pedestal of calla lilies." 

106 . Kimball Family News. 


The New York Tribune of July 22, g-ives a column, with 
portrait concerning- Col. A S. Kimball, Assistant Quartermas- 
ter-General, United States Army, and tells of his arduous duties 
just now. 

"Colonel Kimball was a chief quartermaster in the Civil 
War, but his duties then did not include sending- a soldier's din- 
ner two-thirds of the way around the world and more, as they do 
now. His are always busy days. The Colonel looks after all 
the movements of ships and tranportation of troops, horses, 
clothing- and forag-e, and several thousand more items. 

Three or four ships, each with a tonnag-e of from 1,500 to 
2,000 tons, sail every month. They all go by the Suez Canal, 
and take from forty-live to fifty days for the trip. 

Two ships are now being- loaded in Brooklyn with stores 
for troops in the Kast. 

At least everything- that is kept in a g-eneral store in an Ari- 
zona mining- camp are on the ordinary Army ship bound for 
Manila. There are coffins and blacksmiths' tools, veterinary 
supplies, reading- matter, sterilizers, filters, restraining- appara- 
tus for the insane, toothbrushes and combs, shoestring-s and ra- 
zors, cornbeef hash, oysters, pipes, yeast cakes, cheese, towels, 
pencils, candies, hand basins, borax, soup, olives, shoe blacking- 
and hair oil. 

A board of officers, to consist of Major-General John R. 
Brooke, Colonel Georg-e L. Gillespie, Corps of Kng-ineers, and 
Colonel Amos S. Kimball, assistant qurrtermaster-g-eneral, is 
appointed to meet at Governor's Island to inspect the island and 
all building-s and to prepare and recommend a g-eneral plan for 

At the June Encampment of the Idaho G. A. R. held in 
Weiser, Nelson F. Kimball, who was last year elected Depart- 
ment Commander, was presented with a beautiful, g-old G. A. R. 
badg-e, with the rank strap of a department commander attatched, 
and suitably eng-raved. Of course he prizes it at much above its 
intrinsic value, and will hand it down to Gilbert, his only son 
when he joins the g-reat camp beyond the river. 

Bishop Lawrence of the Massachusetts Diocese has dedicat- 
ed a new Episcopal Church at Duxbury. The remodeled church 
is an ancient structure, having been built by the Methodists 
early in the century. It was presented to the parish by Mrs. 
Laura Sprag-ue Sampson. Rev. Thacher Kimball is the rector. 
(Hist, pag-e. 744?) 

July and Aug-ust 1900, 107 


Varnum Kimball, an inmate of the Soldiers Home, near 
Aug-usta, Me., died Sunday June 24. 

He was a veteran of company D, 11th Massachusetts volun- 
teers, and went out on a live days pass Saturday morning-. Sun- 
day morning- he returned with his face battered and bruised. 
When , taken to the hospital he was unable to g-ive a clear ex- 
planation, and refused to talk much, other than he had been 
attacked on the Aug-usta road by unknown persons, who pound- 
ed and kicked him about the head and body. He died Sunday 
nig-ht. He had the reputation among- the soldiers of being- quiet 
and inoffensive. 

Gov. Allen of the home was seen, and said the authorities 
were doing- all in their power to investig-ate the matter. 

He was 59 years of ag-e, and his home was in Haverhill, 

Later on the officers arrested Charles Seeley, an inmate of 
the home. Seeley is charg-ed with assault with intent to kill, 
and since being- confined in the Aug-usta police station he has 
admitted, it is said, that he was concerned in a fig-ht with Kim- 
ball a week ag-o Friday. Seeley was held for the September 
term of the supreme court. 

We do not find Varnum Kimball in the History. 


The following- is sent us without date, but evidently clipped 
from an old paper. It probably refers to Davids No. 678 — v. 
Hist. p. 367. This David was the father of John Granville Kim- 
ball, who?e record is incorrectly g-ivcn on page 672 of History, 
and corrected on pag-es 108 and 126 of Fam. News. 

"Old Dave Kimball, who, years agfo, lived in the town of 
Parsonsfield, Me., was an inveterate drunkard, and there was 
scarcely a day when he was not more or less under the influence 
of liquor. When in this condition he was always very cross. 

It happened on one occasion, when old Dave was unusually 
surly, that, as the family were eating- dinner, there came a 
knock at the door. One of the children opened it and ushered 
in the room a strang-er, who, turning- to Dave, said: 

"I am an ag-ent for ...... of Boston; would you like to take 

the life of Josephus?" 

"Take the life of Josephus!" exclaimed Dave ang-rily, rais- 
ing- the carving- knife and moving- quickly toward the strang-er, 
"What has Josephus done to me that I should take his life? 
You g-it.*' 

And it is needless to say, the ag-ent lost no time in making* 
himself scarce." * 

108 Kimball Family News 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 


[Recently there came into my possesion throug-h the kindness of Warner 
E. Sprague G. G. Grandson of Levi Kimball a small pamphlet which car- 
ries the History of the Descendants of Levi Kimball down to 1861. This 
little book seems to have been printed and not published Until Mr. 
8prague wrote me I had never heard of it, nor do I find it ncentioned on 
any catalog-ue of genealog-ical works. I have made two complete copies of 
the work one of which I have in my possession and the other has been de- 
posited in the Library of the New England Historic-Genealog-ical Society, 
on Somerset street, I^oston. These copies are word for word line for line 
and page for page. The style of the work is very poor there being much 
repetition and no cross references. I have therefore taken the material 
and put it into the same arrangement as the Kimball Family History. Mr. 
Sprague promises to bring this history down to the present time. The 
little book has an appendix containing considerable information in regard 
to the Darbee Family. This has also been copied and deposited with the 

I found it very difficult to get any information of the descendants of 
Jacob Kimball, but at the present time the records are becoming quite 
full. As is mentioned on page 79 FamiW History, the children of Jacob 
were very long lived and it now seems that they were very prolific. 
Instead of the three children of Levi given on page 136 he had 14. Most 
of these have many descendants. Stephen P. Sharples.] 

Pag-e 136 No. 186— Levi Kimball (Jacobs John^ Johti2 Richard^ 
born in Preston Conn. April 22, 1745, Died Sept. 15, 1827, 
Rockland, Delaware Co , N. Y., m. 1767 Abigail Sissions 
b. 1750, d. 1829. After the birth of the first three chil- 
dren he removed to Orang-e county N. Y. where he resid- 
ed until about 1782 when he returned to Conn. Ag-ain 
removed to New York State about 1796. In 1778 he was 
^^ in Pennsylvania, and but a day or two before the Massa- 

cre of Wyoming- he was in its immediate vicinity. In 1796 
he settled in Rockland (then Delaware") now Sullivan 
county New York. At that time that section of the state 
was almost a wilderness, but few settlers having- located. 
Thef-e were no roads. To reach the place they had to 
pick their waj over mountains, throug-h ravines, and 
along- the beds of streams. He purchased a farm at the 
junction of two streams the Beaverkill and Willowemack 
on which he resided until his death. 


Hannahf'b. Norwich Ct. Oct. 27. 1760, d. Dec. 15, 18.51, 
Desire«b. Norwich Ct. Oct. 15, 1771. 
Levi«b. Norwich Ct. .Tuly 13. 1773. d. Jan. 18. 1850. 
Abigail' b. June 21, 1775 Ooshen. Orange Co.. N Y. 
Sallv^' b. Little Britain. Orange Co.. N. Y. May 23, 1777. 
Poll'v^ b. May 12. 1779Monson. Orange Co.. N." Y. 
Oliver'' b. April 15. 1781 Monsoo, Orange Co., N. Y. 
Sabra" b. Feb. 21. 1783 Norwich, C(. 

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July and August 1900. 109 

44()i ix BetFey*'b, April 39, 1785 Norwich, Ct. 

44()j X William" b Feb. .0, 1787, Norwich, Ct. 

44Gk xi Nancv*^ b. Nov. 6, 1788, Preston, Ct. 

44G1 xii Lucy" b. Feb. 29, 1793, Preston, Ct. 

446mxiii (Jeorg-e D" b. July 4, 1794. Little Britain, Orange Co., N. Y. 

44(Jn xiv Russe]" b. April 21, 1797, Rockland, Sullivan Co. N. Y. 

No. 446a— Hannah KimballHlvevi'^ Jacob' John-? John^ Richard^ 
Born Norwich Conn. Oct. 27, 176*', d. Dec. 15, 1851, Rock- 
land N. Y. m, at Jewett City, Ct. Sept. 30, 1790, Samuel 
Darbee b. Lisbon, Ct. June 2, 1768, d. Rockland, N. Y., 
April 20, 1826. Samuel Darbee was the son of Jedediah 
and Lucretia (Cleveland) Darbee. (See History of The 
Cleveland Family. ) He was left an orphan at an early 
ag-e and was apprenticed to a clothier. In 1792 he went 
to Chester, Orang-e Co., N. Y. and in 1796 removed to 
Rockland, Sullivan Co., (then Neversink, Delaware Co., 
N. Y. ) He purchased a farm adjacent to that of Levi 
Kimball and built a fulling- and dyeing- mill. He continu- 
ed the cloth dressing- business in connection with farming- 
until a few years previous to his death. He and his wife 
were devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 


Lucretia Darbee'' b. Goshen, N. Y. Jan. 3, 1792. 
Sarah Darbee b, Go'^hen July 24, 1793, d. July 2, 1853. 
Lucmda Darbee b. Dec. 30. 1794, Goshen, N. Y. 
John Darbee b. March 20, 1790. Goshen, N. Y. 
Abig-ail Darbee b. March 22, 1798, Rockland, N. Y. 
Hannah Darbee b. Nov. 7, 1799, Rockland, N. Y. 
William T. Darbee, b. Nov. 1, 1801 Rockland, N. Y. 
9278- viii Levi Darbe^^ b. April 8, 1803, Rockland, N. Y. 

ix Roxana Darbee^ b. May 21, 1806, d. July 6, 18.51, Rockland 
.'.'. New York. 

927h X Samuel Darbee^ Jr. b. March 11, 1808, Rockland. N. Y. 
927i xi Catherine Darb^e^ b. Aug-. 15, 1810, Rockland. N. Y. 
927j xii Chester Darbee^ b. June 8, 1813, Rockland, N. Y. 

No. 446b— Desire Kimball*' (Levi^ Jacob'* John'^ John^ Richard' } 
b. Norwich, Ct. Oct. 15, 1771, d m. Asa Stanton. 


927k i Charles Stanton^ b. Feb. 6, 1789. 

9271 ii Asa Stanton Jr. b. JaU''27, 1793. 

927ra iii William Stanton b. Sept. 20, 1798. 

927n iv Levi Kimball Stanton b. April 6, 1803. 

No. 446c— Levi Kimball** (Levis Jacob'* John"^ John- Richard^ b. 
Norwich. Ct. July 12, 1773, d. Jan. 18, 1850, m. Jan. 1798 
Charlotte Stewart. 


i James Clinton^ b. Sept. 7. 1800, d. Mar. 17, 1808. 

927o ii Sylvanus^ b. Oct. 10, 1801. 

927piii Pamelia^ b. May 16, 1803. 

iv William^ b. Feb. 28, 1809. 

V RachaeF b. Sept. 19, 1810, d. Dec. 19, .1811. 



927 b 










110 Kimball Family News 

927q vi Abig-aiF b. Aug. 2, 181G, m. Aug-. 16, 1830 John Gill. 
927r vii Levi R.^ b. Dec. 26, 1820, m. Dec. 10, 1850 Cornelia Bennett, 
m. 2nd. Mary Boiden of Orang-e N. J. 
viii John D.^ b. Oct. 8, 1822. 
No. 446d— Abig-ail Kimball^ (Levi^ Jacob^ Johns Johns Richard^) 

b. Goshen, Orang-e Co., New York, June 21, 1775, d 

m William Hopkins, d, 1836. 


i Marvin Hopkins^ b. 1790, d. May 10, 1827. He wa% killed 
on board one of the Catharine Street feriy boats, New 
York by being caug'ht in the machinery, he was eng-ineer 
of the boat. m. Rachael Drake. 
927s ii William A. Hopkins^ b 1798. 

iii Abig-ail Hopkins'' m. John Hog-eboom. 

iv Caroline Hopkins'^ m Wrexford. m. 2 Robbins. 

V De Witt Clinton Hopkins'^ b d ra 

No. 446e— Sally Kimball^ (Levi' Jacob4 John' John^ Richard'; b. 
Little Britian, Orange Co., New York, May 23, 1777, m. 
John Ainsley. 


i John Ainsley^ 

li Ambrose Ainsley'' 

iii Georg-e Ainsley^ 

iv Nancy Ainslev'^ 

V Delinda Ainsley'' 
vi Abig-ail Ainsley'^ 

vii Louisa Ainsley^ 

viii Elizabeth Ains'ey'^ 

ix wSally Ainsley^ 

X Julia Ainsley '^ 

xi Ann Ainsley'^ 

No. 446f— Polly Kimball« (Levi' Jacob4 John-^ John^ Richard') b. 
Monson, Orang-e Co., New York, May 12, 1779, m. Joseph 


i Hudson Ainsley'' 

ii TJrinsoji Ainsley'' 

iii Jonas Ainsley'' 

iv Joseph Ainsley'' 

V Cynthia Ainslej'^ 
vi Desire Ainsley'' 

vii Laura Ainsley'^ 

viii Salina Ainsley'' 

ix Lncy Ainsley^ 

j X Abig-ail Ainsley'' 

( xi Eunice Ainsley'' 

No. 446g- — Oliver KimbalP 'Levi"' Jacobs John-^ John^ RichardO 
born Monson, Orang-e County, N. Y. April 15, 1781, d. 
May 11, 1849, m. Oct. 30, 1806, Sophia Stanton b. March 
8, 1787, d. Feb. 2, 1851. 


927t i Polly Brewer^ b. Aug-. 7, 1809. 


July and Aug-ust 1900. Ill 

927u ii Sally SJ b. May 31, 1812. 

iii Julia Ann^ b. July 29, 1814, d. Oct. 1831. 
927v iv Lucy P.'' b. Aug-. 26, 1818. 

No. 4461i—Sabra KimbalP (Levi' Jacobs John^ John^ RichardO 

born Norwich, Conn., Feb. 21, 1773, d m. Robert 

Cochran. Most of the children were married and some of 
them have larg-e families. 


i John Cochran'' ^r:<.i:Oi> S ' 

ii Oliver Cochran'' 

iii Nelson Cochran^ ,, 

iv James S. Cochran'' 

V Ostrander Cochran'' 

vi Maria Cochran'' 

vii Dolly Cochran^ 

viii Julia Cochran'^ 

No. 446i— Betsy Kimball*' (Levi' JacoV John^ John^ Richardi) b. 

Norwich, Conn. April 29, 1785, d m. July 3, 1807, 

William Woodward, b. May 29, 1787. 


927 w i Charles Woodward'' b. Aug-. 21, 1808. 

927x ii Levi Woodwari' b. Feb, 7, 1811. 

927y iii William Woodward'' Jr. b. Feb. 14, 1813 

927'z iv Ambrose Woodward^ b. Mar, 3, 1817. 

927aa v Samuel Woodward'' b. July 23, 1823 

927bb vi Patience Woodward'' b. Feb 24, 1827. 

vii Georg-e Riley Woodward^ b. Mar. 1, 1823. 

;No. 446j— William Kimball*' CLevi^ Jacob' John^ John^ Richardi) 
b. Norwich, Conn. Feb. 6, 1787, d. March 1861. m. Sept. 
14, 1808, Hannah Carrier b. Colchester, Ct. June 19, 1785. 
Married at Liberty, Sullivan county. New York. 


i Nancy ^ b. June 5, 1809, Rockland, Sullivan Co. New York, 

Married Samuel Sprag"ue Feb. 10, 1827. 
ii James'' b. Oct. 29, 1810, Colchester Delaware county, N. Y. 
d. Jan. 9, 1835, m. April 22, 1834, Catherine Johnson 
927cciii William D.' b. Aug. "28, 1814, Colchester. 

iv Caroline'' b. Dec. 11, 1815, Colchester, N. Y. m, June 13, 1838, 
Ferris Maffett 
927dc1 V Elizabeth^ b. June 17, 1818, Colchester, New York. 

vi. Isaac C ^ b. May 14, 1820. m. July 1, 1841, Lavinia Hodge. 
927ee vii Marvin' b. Jan. 28, 1822, Colchester, N. Y. 

No. 446k— Nancy Kimball^ (Levi' Jacob^ John^ John^ Richard^) 
born Preston, Ct. Nov. 6, 1788, d m. William Coch- 
ran. They had three children, one son and two daug-h- 
ters. They removed to Illinois previous to 1830. 

No. 4461 — Lucy Kimball« (Levi^ Jacob4 John" John^ Richard^) b. 

Preston,"^ Conn. July 4, 1794, d m. 1811, Georg-e S. 

Joscelyn b. 1791 at Prince William, New Brunswick, d 
April 11,1858. 

112 Kimball Family News 


927ff i William K. Joscelyn^ b Colchester, N. Y. Mar. 4, 1813. 

ii Catharine L. Joscelyn'^ b. Rockland, New York, May. 30, 
1815, m. Jan. 1, 1839, Cyrus Carrier, m. 3. June 1, 1845, Caleb 
Buckley, m. 3. Dec. 1, 1849, Joel Carrier, 
iii Hannah Ann Joscelyn^ b. Rockland N. Y. May 30, 1817, m. 
Jan. 9, 1840, James Murdock. 
937g'of iv Abig-ail Joscelyn^ b. Rockland, N. Y. Aug*. 3, 1819. 
937hh V Georg-e W. Joscelyn^ b. Covert, N. Y. Oct. 6, 1831. 
937 ii vi Amanda Joscelyn^ b. Covert, N. Y. Nov. 19, 1833 

vii Russell S. Joscelyn^ b. Rockland, April 33, 1836. d Mar. 4, 

viii Marg-aret Josselvn"^ b. Rocklard, N. Y. Dec. 18, 1837, m. 
June 16 1857. 
937jj ix Polly Joscelyn^ b. Rockland N. Y. April 33, 1830. 

X Jackson K. Joscelyn b. Rockland, N. Y. Sept. 7, 1833. 
xi James R. Joscelyn b. Dec. 3. 1836, d. May 17, 1848. 
xii Charlotte M. Joscelyn b. Dec. 3, J 836, m. Feb. 38, 1857, 

Joshua Townsend. 
xiii John VV. Joscelyn b. Rockland N. Y. Sept. 8, 1838. 

No. 446m— Georg-e D. Kimball" (Levi^ Jacob^ Johti'^ John2 Rich- 
ardO b. Little Britain, Orang-e County, N. Y. July 4, 1794, 

d m. Sept. 25, 1816, at Rockland, Sullivan County, 

N. Y. Elizabeth Hitt b. Jan. 16, 1797 at Colchester, Dela- 
ware County, N. Y. m. 2 1859 Eunice (Stewart) Apley. 


937kk i Deborah Ann b. Rockland, Sullivan County, N. Y. July 

30, 1817. 
93711 ii Clarinda b. Rockland Sept. 11, 1818. 

iii George W. b. Rockland, April 1, 1830. 
937mm iv Henry b. Rockland, April 6, 1833. 
937nn v Mary h. Rockland, Mar. 33, 1834. 
937oo vi Xbig-ail b. Dec. 19, 1835, Rockland. 
937pp vii Louisa b. Feb. 4. ;838, Rockland. 
937qq viii Ellen b. May 30, 1839, Rockland. 

ix Elizabeth A. b. Rockland. Aug-. 30, 1833, m. Mar. 14. 1855. 

Asa P. Apley. 
X Nancy C. b. Aug. 30, 1834. Rockland, N. Y. 
xi Levib. Aug. 19, 1830. Rockland, N. Y. 
xii Hannah b. May 4, 1841, Rocklanii, Sullivan County, N. Y. 

No. 44fm— Russell Kimball'^ [Levi'' Jacob' John^ John^Richardi] 
born April 21, 1797 Rockland, Sullivan County, New 
York, m. Mercy Hogeboom. This family removed to 
Ottawa, Illinois in 1831. They had a number of children. 
The following- are believed to be the names of some of 














July and August 1900. 113 

ix Julia 
X Lucy. 


No. 927a — Lucretia Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball« Lev^' Jacob" 
John"' John^ Richard^] b. Goshen, Orang-e Co., N. Y. Jan. 
3, 1792, d. Greenville, N. Y. May 24, 1856. m. Jan. 1, 1808, 
at Rockland, Sullivan Co., N. Y. Peter O'Hara b. Bal- 
lanuary County Antrim Ireland Nov. 16, 1775. d. Green- 
ville March 19, 1855. 


i Abraham O'Hara^ b. July 18, 1809. Rockland N. Y. d Oct. 
.5, 1810 
1707a ii Eliza Ann O'Hara^ b. Jan. ?4. 1811, Rockland, N. Y. 

iii Stephen O'Hara^, b. Dec 17, 1813, Rockland, N. Y. 
1707b iv Lucinda O'Hara* b. Dec. 35, 1813, Beekmantown, Dutchess 

County, N. Y. 
1707c V Bernard O'Hara^b. Juuel, 1816, Fishkill, Dutchess Co. N.'Y. 
1707d vi Hannah O'tiara^b. Sept. 8, 1818, Colchester, Delaware Co. 

New York. 
1707e vii Samuel O'Hara* b. Oct. 31, 1830, Greenville, Green county. 

New York. 
1707f viii Mary O'Hara* b. Mar. 14, 1833, Greenville. 
1707g ix Peter O'Hara Jr.* b. July 1, 1834. Greenville. 

X Lucretia O'Hara* b. Feb. 37, 1836, m. at Greenville June 37, 

1849, Michael McGalloway. 
xi Georg-e Edwin O'Hara* b. Oct. 31, 1837, Greenville, N. Y. 
1707h xii Catharine O'Hara* b. Aug-. 11, 1839, Greenville, N. Y. 
1707i xiii Charles Henrv O'Hara* b. Mar 14, 1831. Greenville, N. Y. 
xiv Ellen O'Hara* b. Greenville, N. Y, Jan 3 1834. 
XV Levi O'Hara* b. Aug-. 1, 183.5, Greenville, N. Y. 

No. 927b — Lucinda Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball*^ Levi^J Jacobs 
John'' John' Richard^] b. Dec. 30, 1794, Little Britian, 
Orange County, N. Y. m. Jan. 1, 1816, at Rockland, Wil- 
liam Sprag-ue, b. Nov. 21, 1789, Shawang-unk, Ulster Co., 
N. Y. d. June 1, 1851. • 


1707J i Pally Sprag-ue* b. Oct. 16, 1810. Rockland, N. Y. 
1707k ii James Emmet Sprag-ue* b. Sept. 17, 1818, Rockland, N. Y. 
iii Georg-e Sprag-ue* b. June 34, 1830, Rockland, N. Y., d, Oct. 

iv Phebe Sprague* b. July 1, 1833, Rockland, ra. July 4, 1840, 
Nelson Cochran. 
17071 V Erastus Sprag-ue* b. May 3, 1834, Rockland. 
1707 tn vi Hannah Sprag-ue* b. Jan. 39, 1838, Rockland, N. Y. 
1707n vii Catharine Rutilla Sprag-ue* b. Nov. 13, 1839. 

No. 927c — John Darbee^ [Hannah KimbalP Levi' Jacob* Johns 
John' Richard^] born Mar. 20, 1796, Goshen, Orange Co., 
N. Y. m. Jan. 10, 1822, Eliza Gates b. Mar. 24, 1800, New 
Marlboroug-h, Berkshire Co-, Mass. 


i Levi G Darbee* b. Mar. 8, 1834, Liberty, N. Y. m. Oct. 4, 
18.59, Harriet Gildersleeve. 

114 Kimball Family News. 

ii Hannah Ann Darbee^ b. Sept. 29. 1828, Liberty, N. Y. 

iii Sarah Elizabeth Darbee^ b. Oct. 26, 1831, Liberty, N. Y. 

iv Helen M. Aug-usta Darbee^ b. Aug-. 7, 1836. 

V John Adams Uarbee^ b. Mar. 8, 1839, Liberty, N. Y. 

No. 927d — Abig-all Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball^ Levis ,Jacob4 
John3 Johns Richard^] b. Mar. 22, 1798, Rockland, Sulli- 
van county, N. Y. m. Feb. 25, 1819, Peter Stewart, b. 
Nov. 7, 1794, Rockland, Sullivan, county, N. Y. 


i Olarrissa Stewart b. Sept. 22, 1820, d. Oct. 24, 1822. 
No. 927e — Hannah Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball^ Levi^ Jacobs 
Johns John' Richard'] b. Nov. 7, 1799, Rockland, Sulli- 
van Co., N. Y. m. Oct. 20, 1819, Aug-ustus Dodge, b. Sept. 
24, 1796, Newport, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 


1707O i Daniel Dodge^ b. July 15, 1820, Gainesville, Genesee Co., 

New York. 
1707p ii Abigail M. Dodge^ b. May, 26, 1822, Gainsville. Genesee 

Co., N. Y. 
iii Eliza Ann Dodge^ b. Dec. 15, 1836, Pike, Wyoming County, 

N. Y. m Griffith. 

No. 927f— William T. Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball^ Levis Jacob^ 
Johti^' John' Richard^] born Nov. 1, 1801, Rockland, Sulli- 
van Co., N. Y. m. Jan. 8, 1823, at Rockland, Abig-ail 
Dodg-eb. Oct- 31, 1796, Hancock, Delaware Co., N. Y. 


i Orrin Darbce^ b. Oct. 22. 1823, Rockland, New York, 
ii Samuel J. Darbee^ b. July 29, 1829, Rockland, New York, 
d. Nov. 10, 1853, m. Dec. 14, 1848, Grace E. Adgate, at 
Liberty, New York. 
1707q iii Edwin Darbee^ b. .June 25, 1831, Rockland, New York. 
1707r \v Cordelia Darbee^ b. Rockland, N. Y. 

V William Wallace Darbee^ b. Oct. 18, 1841, d. Aug 17, 1845, 
Liberty, N. Y. 

No. 927g- — Levi Darbee^ [Hannah Kimball*' Levi"^ Jacob^ John^ 
John' Richard'] born April 8, 1803, Rockland, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y. m. Mar. 12, 1821, Jemima Hermance, b. Sept. 
22, 1801, King-ston, Ulster Co., N Y. 


i Clarissa Darbee*^ b. June 8, 1822, Kingston. N. Y. d. April 

1823 : "._; 

Edgar Darbee^ b. Mar. 12, 1824. Rockland, New York 
Abraham Darbee^ b. Jan.i29, 1826, Rockland, N. Y. 
Maria Darbee*^ b. July 21, 1828, New York City, d. August, 

Maria L. Darbee« b. New York City, Sept. 8. 1830. 
Sarah Catharine Darbee b. July 21, 1833, Rockland. Sulli- 
van County. , d .-...J , 4< r- -1 
1707W vii Arietta Hermance Darbee b. Aug. 8, 183.5, Monticello. N. Y. 
viii Levi Darbee^ .Jr. b. Jan. 1840, Williamsourg, Kings Co., 
New York. 











July and Aug-ust 1900. 115 

ix Samuel Darbee« b. Feb. 11, 1842, Williamsburg-, N. Y. 
X William Henry Uarbee'' b. Aug-. 8, 1844, Williamsburg, N. Y. 

No. 927h — Samuel Darbee^ [Hannah KimbalP Levi" Jacob4 Johns 
John^ Richardi] born Rockland, Sullivan Co., N. Y. Mar. 
11, 1808, m. Dec. 1, 1836, Jane Montg-omery, b. Mar. 19, 
1810, d. Jan. 17, 1845, m. 2, June 2, 1846, Phebe A. Hor- 
ton, b. Mar. 27, 1820. 


i Francis Ealeom Darbee^ b. Oct. 1837, Rockland, d. Mar. 

23, 1843. 
ii Hannah Mary Darbee^ b. Nov. 1, 1839, Rockland, 
iii John Wesley Darbee^ b. April .5, 1841, Rockland, N. Y. 
iv Cleaveland Darbee^ b. July 20, 1843, Rockland, N. Y. 

V William Elwood Darbee^ b. June 14, 1847, d. April 20, 1857. 

No. 927i — Catharine Darbee^ [Hannah Kimballe Levis Jacobs 
John^ John^ Richardi] born Rockland, N. Y. Aug-. 15, 
1810, m. Nov. 10, 1846, Allen Stewart, b. June 11, 1810, 
Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, Scotland. [See l707j.] 


i Sarah Clarissa Stewart^ b. Feb. 8, 1848, Rockland, N. Y. 
ii Hannah Catharine Stewart'*^ b. April 23, 18.50, Rockland, 

New York, 
iii Wickliife Baldwin Stewart** b. Jan. 6, 1852, Rockland, 

New York. 

No. 927j — Chester Darbee' [Hannah Kimball' Levi^ Jacob"* John'^ 
John^ Richard'] born Rockland, New York June 8, 1813, 
m. Mar. 4, 1838 Emily Voorhies, b. Rockland, Feb. 1, 1818. 


i Charlotte Darbee^ b. May 31, 1841, Rockland, N. Y. 
ii Abbie Darbee^' b. Jan. 5, 1847, Rockland, New York. 

No. 927k— Charles Stanton^ [Desire Kimbalf Levi^ Jacob^ John- 
Johns Richard^] b. Feb. 6, 1789, d. Oct. 23, 1848, m. Dec. 
25, 1810 Ruth Smith b. Oct. 1, 1794. He resided and 
died in Canaan, Wayne County, Penn. He was killed by 
a fall in his mill. He was for thirty years a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canaan. His deport- 
ment was such as to commend his relig-ion to all with 
whom he was associated. 


i. Clarissa Stanton^ b. Oct. 24, 1813, d. Dec. 28, 1813. 
ii Clarinda Stanton b Mar. 14, 1815. m. Jan. 23, 1833, Daniel 

iii William Austin Stanton b. Sept. 24, 1817, d. Feb. 4, 1819. 
iv Austin Stanton b. Jan. 20, 1820, m. June 4. 1845, Armenia 

V Sally Stanton b. Feb. 4, 1822, d. Dec. 20, 1824. 

vi Charles Wesley Stanton b. Mar. 8, 1824, m. Mar. 7, 1849 

Sarah A. Headley, b d. Aug. 21, 1858 

vii Asa Stanton b. Sept. 22, 1825, d. Feb. 28, 1827 
viii Harriet Elizabeth Stanton b. Mar. 7, 1828, d. April 11, 1851 
m Sept. 20, 1849, Georg-e Bennett. 

116 Kimball Family News. 

ix William Harvey Stanton, b. Aag-. 38, 1830, m. July 4, 1855, 

Emily Bennet. 
X Asa Kimball Stanton, b. Dec 19, 1833. 
xi Sarah Lousia Stanton b. July 13, 1835, m. April 1, 1853, 

Ovid H. Coleman, 
xii Phebe Lav nil Stanton b. Dc3. 18, 1837. 

No. 9271 — Asa Stanton Jr.^ [Desire Kimballe Levi'' Jacobs John? 
John' Richardi] born July 27, 1793, m. Sept. 20, 1820, 
Rhoda Bartlett b. Mar. 12, 1787, d. May 9, 1846. 


1707X i Fitz Henry Stanton^ b. May 7, 1838. 

ii Asa B. Stanton b. Nov. 1, 1834, d. Nov. 7, 1834. 

1707y iii Lucy B. Staunton b. Nov. 30, 1835. 

iv Charles Stanton b. Nov, 13, 1837, d. Mar. 38, 1839. 

1707Z v Samuel C. Stanton b. May 30. 1830. 

No. 927m— William Stnnton^ [Desire Kimball*^ LeviUacobUohns 

John- Richard!] born Sept. 20, 1798. m. Mar. 9, 1819, 

Sarah Smith, b. Feb. 17, 1800. 
No. 927n— Levi Kimball Stanton ^[Desire Kimball" Levi^ Jacob' 

John^ John' Richard^] born April 6, 1803, ni. Mar. 5, 1834, 

Caroline Clark, b. Aug-. 13, 1816. 


i Russell Kimball Stanton^ b. Feb. 8, 1835. m. Feb. 11, 185G. 

Martha Jane Jewel. 
ii Addison Clark Stanton b. Sept. 33, 1836. 
iii James Wilson Stanton b. April 33, 1838. 1. Dec. 1, 1847. 
iv Ard Smith Stanton b. Jan. 5. 1840. 

V Martha Jane Stanton b, April 0. 1S41. m July 3. 1859. Smith 
J. Austin. 

vi Clarinda Desire Stanton b Sept. 17,1843. 

vii Fidelia Aug-usta Stanton b. Mar. 1, J 844. 

viii Mary Elizabeth Stanton b. July 19, 1845. 

ix Oscar Asa Stanton b April 39. 1847. 

X Adelaide Emetine Stanton b. Mar. 14. 1849. 

xi Warren Emory Stanton b Jan. 37, 1851. 

xii Charles Luther Stanton b. Dec. 38, 1855. 

xiii Emma Jeanette Stanton b. Mar. 16, 1853. 

No. 927o— Sylvanus Kimbair (Levi'' Levi' Jacob^ John" John-' 
Richard') born Oct. 10, 1801, m. Oct. 11, 1835, Sarah C 


i Martha« b. Oct. 30, 1836, Ellenville, N. Y. m. Oct. 30, 1853, 
John Platner. 
ii Louisa b. April 6, 18^9, Ellenville, N. Y. m. Dec. 39, 1858, 

Lewis P. Goodman, 
iii Charlotte' b. Feb. 15, 1841, Jeffersonville, N. Y. 
iv Rachael b. Jan. 34, 1843. Jeffersonville, N. Y. 

V Herman b. Aag. 17, 1845. Jeffersonville, N. Y. 
vi Irene b. Oct. 18, 1849, Callicoon, N. Y. 

vii (}eorg-e Marvin b. Jan. 6, 1853, Callicoon, N. Y. 

No. 927p — Pamelia Kimball (Levi^ Levi^ Jacob4 Johns John^ 
Richard') b. May 16, 1803, m. Feb. 20, 1822, Rudolphus 

July and Aug^ust 1900. 117 

Swartwout, b d. 1833, m. 2 John Lord. 


i Simon Swartwout^. 

ii Levi Swartwout. 

iii Sylvanus Swartwout, m, Elizabeth Apley. 

iv Charlotte Swartwout. 

V James Swartwout. 

vi Thurston Swartwout. 

vii Georg-e W. Swartwout, m. Catherine Denman. 

viii Pamela Swartwout, m. jNathen Kesler. 

ix William Lord. 

X Mary Lord, 

xi Abig-ail Lord, died before 1861. 

xii Susan Lord. 

No. 927s — William A. Hopkins^ (Abig-ail KimbalP Levis Jacob 
Johns John' Richard^ b. 1798, d. Oct. 9, 1837, m. Dec. 
30, 1824, Rachael Todd, b. Aug-. 25, 1793, Anstruther, 
Fiefshire, Scotland. 


1707aa i Marvin A. Hopkins*^ b. Oct. 26, 1835, New York City. 
No. <J27t— Polly Brewer KimbalF 'Oliver KimbalF Levi^ Jacob'' 
Johns John2 Richard^ b. Aug-. 7, 1809, m. Caleb Borden 
d. before 1860. 


i Oliver Borden^ 
ii Sophia Borden. 

No. 927u— Sally S. KimbalF (01iver« Levi^ Jacob4 John^ John' 
Richard'; b. May 31, 1812, m. Nov. 22, 1833, John A. 
Maffett, b. July 1814. 


i Samuel S. Maffett^ b. May 4, 1836. 

ii Jonathan Maffett b. June 13, 183'^. 

iii Nicholas D. Maffett b. Mar. 32, 1840. 

iv Julia A. Maffett b, Mai. 10, 1843. 

V Oliver J. Maffett b. Aug-. 29. 1843. 
vi Robert Maffett b. April 3, 1845. 

vii Sophia J. Maffett b. Sept. 1, 1849. 
viii Nathan Maffett b. Oct. 23, 1852. 

No. 927v— Lucy P. Kimball (Oliver^ Levi^ Jacob^ John' John' 
Richardi) born Aug-. 26, 1818, m. May 20, 1837 James 

Wrig-ht b d. Jan. 12, 1844, m. 2 Nov. 28, 1847, 

Loammah Sewell. 


i Edwin O. Wright^ b. June 6, 1838. m. Mar. 2, 1858. 

ii Julia Ann Wright b. Feb. 10, 1840, m. Aug. 26, 1854. 

iii Martha L. Wright b. Nov. 1, 1842. 

iv Herman A. Sewell b. Aug. 17, 1848. 

V Borden G. Sewell b. Mar. 21, 1853. 
vi Ward E. Sewell b. Nov. 11, 1855. 

No. 927w— Charles Woodward^ (Betsey KimbalP Levi^ Jacob^ 
Johns John' Richard^) b. Aug-. 21, 1808, m. Charlotte 

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i Charles Horton Woodward^, 

ii Nelson Woodward, 

iii Julia Maria Woodward. 

iv Susan Ann Woodward. 

No. 927x— Levi Woodward^ (Betsey KimbalP Levi^ JacoV John^ 
John2 Richard^) b. Feb. 7, 1811, m. Susan Hitt, Dec. 28, 


i Mary F. Woodward*^ b. 1837. 

ii Orrilla E. Woodward b. 1839. 

iii Charlotte Woodward b. 1841. 

iv James Woodward b. 1843. 

V Charles L. Woodward, b. 184.^. 

No. 927y— William Woodward Jr.^ (Betsey Kimball'' LeviUacob^ 
Johns Johns Richard^] b. Feb. 14, 1813, m. Sept. 14, 1837, 
Marg-aret Osterhout. 


i Eliza Jane Woodward^ b. 1838. 

ii Sarah Maria Woodward b. 1840. 

iii William Woodward b. 1843. ' , 

iv Archibald Woodward b, 1844. 

V .John Woodward b. 1845. 
vi Phebe Woodward b. 184(). 
vii Matthew Woodward b. 1847. 

viii Hannah Marg*aret Woodward, b 

No, 927z— Ambrose Woodward^ ( Betsey Kimball^ Levi' Jacob^ 
John« Jobn^ Richardi ) b. Mar. 3, 1817, m. Feb. 25, 1841, 
Louisa Kent. 


i William N. Woodward'^ b. 18-1:?. 

ii Sarah E. Woodward b. 1844. 

iii Addison Woodward b. ] 84."). 

iv Levi Woodward b. 1847. 

V Mary Woodward b. 1848. 
vi Charles Woodward b. 1850, 
vii John Woodward b. 1851. 

viii Louisa Woodward b. 1853. 

No. 927aa— Samuel Woodward^ (Betsey Kimball" Levi' Jacob'* 
Johns John=^ Richard^) b. July 23, 1822, m. Nov. 2, 1854, 
Sarah M. Barber. 


i Ida Ophelia Woodward^ b. Sept. 4, 185(). 
No. 927bb— Patience Woodward7 Betsey Kimball" Levi^ Jacob^ 
John^ John^ RichardO b. Feb. 24. 1827, m. 1843, Daniel 


i William Warren*^ b. Nov. 6. 1845. 

ii Walter Warren, 

iii Uriah Warren, 

iv Mary Warren. 

July and Aug-ust 1900. 119 

V Franklin Warren, 
vi Charles Warren. 

No. 927cc — William D. KimbalF (Williatn« Levi'^ Jacob4 John^ 
John- Richard^) born Colchester, Delaware Co., N. Y. 
Aug-. 29, 1814, m. Dec. 4, 1834, at Colchester, Deborah 
Carrier, b. Mar. 13, 1816, Liberty, Sullivan Co., N. Y. 


i Eraily^ b. Aug". 30, 1835, m. July 4, 18.57, Jeremiah Barn- 
hart, at Ancles, Delaware Co., N. Y. 
ii Ahig-ail Kimball b. Mar. 6, 1837. 
iii Amaretta b. Mar. 12, 1839, ra. Jan. 28, 1858 Chauney Peek, 

at Andes, Delaware Co., N. Y. 
iv Ezra Newell b. June 11, 1840. 

V Amasa Talcott b. April 27, 1842. 

No. 927dd— Elizabeth Kimbair (Williamc Levi^ Jacob^ John"^ 
John^ Richard') born June 17, 1819, m. June 2, 1836, John 


i James K. Johnson^ b. Mar. 7, 1837. 

ii William H. Jonnson b. Aug. 20, 1839. 

iii John Johnson Jr. b. Aug". 31. 1841. 

iv Ada C. Johnson b. Aug. 19, 1843. 

V Hannah Johnson b. May 24, 1845. 
vi Bernard Johnson b. Mar. 4, 1849. 

vii Robert Johnson b. Oct. 18. 1850. 
viii Ann Johnson b. July 3, 1854. 

No. 927ee— Marvin KimbalF (Williame Levi-' Jacob^ Johns John^ 
Richard') born Colchester, N. Y. Jan. 28, 1822, m. July 
2, 1846, Matilda C. Wilson born Jan. 12, 1824. 


i Minnie Catherine^ b. July 17, 1847. 
ii Marv Augusta b. Dec. 14, 1849. 
iii Edwin M. b. July 31, 1854. 
iv Lelia A. o. May 31. 1856 
No. 927ff— William K. Joscelyn7 {hncy KimbalP Levi^ Jacob^ 
John^ John2 Richard') b. Mar. 4, 1813, m. Aug-. 5, 1837, 
Jane Ann Shaver. 


i Lucy M. JoscelynS b. May 29 1838, Rockland, N. Y. m. 1853 

Richard Smith, 
ii Esther M. Joscelyn b. Oct. 29, 184], Rockland, N. Y. 
iii Josephene L Joscelyn b. Mar. 23, 1843, Rockland, N. Y. 
iv Adam H. Joscelyn b. Jan. 25, 1846, Andes, d. 1848, Calli- 

coon, N. Y. 

V John Y. Joscelyn b. July 19, 1848, Callicoon, N. Y. 

vi • .James R. Joscelyn b. Aug. 9, 1850, Cochecton, N. Y. 

vii Sarah I. Joscelyn b. June 17, 1852, Cochecton, N. Y. 

viii William M. Joscelyn b. May 9, 1854, Cochecton, N. Y. 

No. 927gg-— Georg-e W. Joscelyn^ (Lucy KimbalP Levi^ Jacob^ 
John^ John' Richard^) born Oct. 6, 1821, m. Jan 13, 1842, 
Maria Davis. 

120 Kimball Family News 


i George S. Joscelyn^^ b. Andes N. Y. 

ii Lafayette Joscelyn. 

iii Uriah Joscelyn. 

iv James Joscelyn. 

V Samuel Joscelyn, 

vi Sarali Joscelyn. 

No. 9271ih — Abig-ail Joscelyn Xhncj Kimball^ Levi^ Jacob4 Johns 
Jolin^ Richard^) born Aug-. 3, 1819, Rockland, N. Y., m. 
Mar. 18, 184vN Joseph Mott, b. Nov. 26, 1814, Rockland, 
N. Y. They resided in Rockland. 


i Hannah A. Mott« b. Sept. 30, 1841. 
h Sarah Mott b. Sept. 13, 1844. 
iii Cyrus Mott b. April 24, 1847. 

No. 927ii — Amanda Joscelyn.^ (Lucy Kimball« Levi-5 Jacob^ 
John' John^ Richard^ born Nov. 19, 1823, Covert, N. Y., 
m. Feb. 28, 1845 John Davidson. Resided Rockland, N. Y. 


i May Clara Davidson^ b. 1846. 

ii William Davidson b. Mar. 1848. 

iii Georg-e Davidson b. Apr. 18.50. 

iv Evert Davidson b. Apr. 18.52. 

V Amanda Davidson b. Sept. 18.54. 
vi Amelia Davidson b. Sept. 1854, 

vii Lily Davidson b. Jan. 1857. 

No. 927jj — Polly Joscelyn^ (Lucy Kimball*^ Levi' Jacob'* John" 
John' Richard^) b. Apr. 22, 1830, m. Jan. 24, 1852, Cyrus 
A. Dodg-e. 


i Arthur Dodg-e b. Sept. 1854, Rockland, N. Y. 
No. 927kk — Deborah Ann KimbalF (Georg-e D.*^ Levi' Jacobs 
John'^ Johns Richardi) born July 20, 1817, m. June 13, 
1845, Henry Hornbeck. 


i Newton Jerome Hornbeck^ b. July 20. 1846. 

ii Sarah Elizabeth Hornbeck b. July 10, 1849. 

iii Emma Frances Hornbeck b. Oct. 3. 1851, d. Nov. 1, 1852. 

iv Clarinda Isabel Hornbeck b. Oct. 2^, 1853. 

No. 92711— Clarinda Kimball' (Georg-e D.*' Levi-^ Jacob^ John' 
John' Richard^) born Sept. 11, 1818, Rockland, N. Y., m. 
Mar. 2, 1837, Krnest Davis. 


i Sarah Elizabeth Davis^ b. Apr. 12, 1838, d. Sept. 16, 1840. 

ii Georg-e H. Davis b. Mar. 7, 1840. 

iii Samuel Davis b. Apr. 15, 1842. 

iv Helen Ann Davis b. B'eb. 1, 1844. 

V Ernest Jefferson Davis b. Mar. 3, 184G. 
vi Clarence Henry Davis b. Maj?^ 18, 1848. 

vii Clarinda Aug-usta Davis b. Mar. 20. 1850. 
viii Peter H. Davis b. Feb. 22, 1852. 

July and August 1900, 121 

ix Abel Jones Davis b. Nov, 24, 1854. 
X Betsey Davis b. Dec. 30, isr-,i]. 

No. 927mm — Henry Kimball^ (Georg-e D.^ Levi^' Jacobs John" 
John^ Richardi) born Kockland N. Y. April 6, 1822, m. 
July 15, 1847, Lavinia D. Laraway. 


i' Louisa^ b. May .5, 1848. 

ii Catherine Dec. 18, 1849. 
iii Albert L. b. July .5, 1851. 
iv Georo-e W. b. Dec 28, 1853. 

V Debelia b. Apr. 15. 1857. 

No. 927nn — Mary Kimball^ (Georg-e D'^ Levr^ Jacob^ John"' Johns 
Richard^) 'born Mar. 22, 1824, Rockland, N. Y., m. Jan. 
20, 1848, Nathan Murdock. 


i Georgiana Murdock^ b. Nov. 27, 1848. 
ii James Denniscn IVIurdock b. Oct. 21, 1851. 
iii Delos Murdock b. Apr 30, 1855. 

No. 927oo— Abig-ail Kimball^ (Georg-e D.*^ LevP Jacob* John^ 
John' Richard^) born Dec. 19, 1825, Rockland, N. Y., m. 
Feb. 18, 1847, Clinton Wilson. 


i Alice Wilson^ b. Aug-. 5, 1851. 
ii Oscar Wilson b. July 15, 1853. 

No. 927pp — Louisa KimbalF (George. D.<"' Levi^ Jacobs John^ 
John' RichardV) born Feb. 4, 1828, m. Feb. 3, 1848, 
William Young-. 


i Harriet Ann Young^ b. Feb. 5. 1850. 
ii James Chandler Young b. Dec. I, 1855. 

No. 927qq— Kllen Kimball^ (Georg-e D.^ Levi^ Jacob* John" 
John' Richard^ born May 30, 1829, m. Sept. 13, 1849, 
Abel Jones. 


i Eugenia Jones^ b. Oct. 7, 1851. 
ii Ellen Frances Jones b. Mar. 4. 1854. 


No. 1707a— Kliza Ann O'Hara^ (Lucretia Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
ball*^ Levi"^ Jacob^ John^ John' Richard^) b. Rockland, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y., Jan. 21, 1811, m. Feb. 10, 1833, 
Michael Purcell b. Jan. 1, 1806, Ireland. 


i William Henry ParcelP b. Jan. 8, 1834. 

ii Michael Purcell Jr. b. Jan. '17, 1836. d. Feb. 3, 1836 

iii James Victor Purcell b. Jan. 24, 18:^7, d. Aug 21, 1831). 

iv Hannah Drucilla Purcell b. Nov. 13, 1838. 

V Thomas Purcell b. Nov. 6, 1840. 

122 Kimball Family News. 

vi Lueretia Purcell b. Oct. 3, 1843, m. Nov. 1860, Maiison 

vii Mary Eliza Purcell b. Mar. 4, 1844. 
viii Ann Purcell b. Aug". 12, 1847, d. Jan. 2, 1849. 
ix John Purcell b. Oct. 26, 1849. 
X Charles Abraham Purcell b. May 2, 18.54. 

No. 1707b — Lucinda O'Hara^ (Lueretia Darbee^ Hannah Kimball 
Levi'^ Jacob'' John^ John^ Richard^) b. Dec. 25, 1813, 
Beekmantown, Dutchess Co., New York, m. Jan. 16, 1836, 
at Greenville Greene Co., N. Y. Peter McGaulej b. June 
4, 1803 in the Parish of Ardah, County Meath, Ireland, 
died Oct. 12, 1854 at Empire P'on-du-lac County, Wis. 


i Michael Jerome McGauley^ b. Jan. 12, 1838, South Wester- 
loo, New York, 
ii Catherine Marcella McGauiey b. June 4, 1839, Greenville, 

Ne\v York, 
iii Thomas Urban McGauiey b. Aug-. 23, 1840, Greenville, N. Y. 
iv Francis Patrick McGauiey b. Apr. ]3, 1842, Greenville, 
New York. 

V Peter McGauiey Jr. b. Jan 19, 1844. Greenville. N. Y. 

vi Stephen A. McGauiey b Sept. 1.5, 1846, Greenville, N. Y. 
vii Marv Lueretia McGauiey b. Oct. 2, 1849, Greenville, N. Y. 
viii Lucinda Ann McGauiey b. June 9, 18.52, Greenville, N. Y. 
ix Veronica McGauiey b. June 27, 1854, Empire, Fon-du-Lac 
county. Wis. 

No. 1707c— Bernard O'HaraU Lueretia Darbee^ Hannah Kimball" 
Levis Jacob' John^ Johns Richard^) b. June 1, 1816, Fish- 
kill, Dutchess county, New York, m. Dec. 11, 1845 Char- 
lotte Brig-g-s b. April 20, 1823, Lexing-ton, Greene county, 
New York. 


i Mary Alice O'Hara^ b. Feb. 14, 1847. 

ii Edgar B. O'Hara b. May 17, 1848. 

iii Arthur D. O'Hara b. May 26, 1850. d June 22, 1851. 

iv George P. O'Hara b. Oct. 16, 1852: 

V Arrietta O'Hara b. May 11, 1854. 

No. I707d — Hannah O'Hara^ (Lueretia Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
balF Levi^ Jacob* John^ Johns Richardi) b. Colchester, 
Delaware county. New York, Sept- 8, 1818, d. June 6, 
1853, m. Jan. 2, 1840, Dominick McDevit b. Aug-. 1806, 
Parish of Conwell, County Doneg-al, Ireland. 


i Mary Ann McDevit^b. Oct. ], 1841. 

li Ferdinand McDevit b Dec. 25, 1843. 

iii Rosana McDevit b. April 15, 1846. 

iv Peter McDevit b. Feb. 2, 1848. 

V Cecilia McDevit b. Mar. 24, 1850. 

vi Josephine McDevit b. Jan. 22. 1852. 

No. I707e — Samuel O'Hara^ 'Lueretia Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
balP Levi^ Jacob^ John-^ John' Richard^ b. Oct. 21, 1820, 

July and Au^rust 1900. 12^ 

Greenville, N. Y. m. Jan. 16, 1848, Louisa Mayham b. 
June 8, 1826, North Blenheim, Schoharie county, N. Y. 


i Francis Ralph O'HaraMi. Oct. 31, 1849. 
ii Mary Louisa O'Hara b. July 7, 1851, Empire, Fon-du-lac 

county, Wis. 
iii Georo-e Edwin O'Hara b. Mar. 5, 1854, Empire, 
iv Charlotte Mayham O'Hara b. Empire. 

No. I707f — Mary O'Hara^ CLucretia Darbee^ Hannah Kimball<^ 
Levi'^ Jacob' John^ John^ Richard^ b. Greenville, N. Y. 
Mar. 14, 1822, m. Jan. 2, 1840, Charles McWilliams born 
May 1816, Tullyharen, County Derry, Ireland. 


i Sarah Ann McWilliams^ b. Feb. 23. 1843, Greene Co., N. Y. 

ii Mary McWilliams b. Sept. 15, 1843, Greene County. N. Y. 

iii Lucretia McWillinms b June 7, 1847. Greene Co., N. Y. 

(iv Rosana McWilliams b. Feb. 3. 1849, Greene, Co., N. Y. 

V Hannah Catharine McWilliams b. Sept. 20, 1850, Greene 

county, N. Y. 

vi Eleanor McWilliams b. Dec. 19, 1852. Connecticut, 

vii Lucinda McWilliams h. Dec. 21, 1855, Greene Co., N. Y. 

viii James E. McWilliams b. July 1, 1857. Greene Co., N. Y. 

ix Alice McWilliams b. June 13, 1860, Greene Co., N. Y. 

No. I707g-— Peter O'Hara Jr.^ (Lucretia Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
ball« Levi' Jacob' John'^ John^ Richard^) b. Greenville, 
Greene Co., N. Y., July 1, 1824, m. Nov. 19, 1856, 
Eliza Jane McCloskey at Ashland, Greene Co., N. Y. 


i Flora E. O'Hara^ b. Jan. 13, 1860. 

No. I707h— Catharine O'Hara^ 'Lucretia Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
ball« LeviUacobMohns John' Richard^ b. Aug-. 11, 1829, 
at Greenville Greene Co., N. Y. d. Feb. 11, 1856, m. Oct. 
19, 1854, John M. Kimball at Greenville, N. Y. 


i KiTnbalP b. Jan. 1856, d. Feb. 6, 1856, Albany, N. Y. 

No. I707i — Charles Henry O'Hara^ (Lucretia Darbee^ Hannah 
Kimball' LeviMacobMohn" John' Richard^) b. Mar. 14, 
1831, Greenville, New York, m. Feb. 3, 1859, Miriam 


i Alphonsus L. O'Hara^ b. Oct. 21, 1860. 

No. I707j Sally Sprag-ue^ (Lucretia Darbee^ Hannah Kimballc 
Levi^"" JacoV John^ John' Richard^) b. Rockland, Sullivan 
Co., N. Y. Oct. 16, 1816, d. Oct. 16, 1842, m. Jan. 1, 1835, 
Allen Stewart b. June 11, 1810, at Renfrewshire, Town 
of Inchinnan, Scotland. 

124 Kimball Family News 


i Jeannett Stewart^ b. Nov. 29, 1835, Rockland, N. Y. m. 

Jackson Horton. 
ii Lucinda Stewart b. May 9, 1838, d. April 3, 1860, m. Dec. 
35, 1859, Henry Snedeker. 

No. 1707k — James Emmet Sprag-ue^ (Lucinda Darbee^ Hannah 
Kimballe Levi' JacoV John^ John^ Richard') b. Sept. 17, 
1818, Rockland, Sullivan County, N. Y. m. Dec. 28, 1842, 
Samantha Jane Purvis at Bethel Sullivan county. New 
York, b. Feb. 26, 1818. 


i Sally Sprague'^ b. June 30, 1844. 

ii Lafayette Sprag-ue b. June 21, 1847. 

iii Sancantha Jane Sprague b. Mar. I, 1850. 

iv William Henry Sprague b. Nov. 13, 1853. 

No. 17071 — Erastus sprag-ue^ (Lucinda Darbee^ Hannah KimbalP 
Levi' Jacob' John^ Johns Richard^ b. May 3, 1824, Rock- 
land, New York, m. Oct. 20, 1853, Harlem, N. Y., Mary 
Ann Purvis b. Aug*. 27, 1826, Rockland, New York. 


i Warren E. Sprag-ue^ b. Sept. 3, 1856. 
ii Howard Lee Sprague b. Aug-. 20, 1857. 

No. 1707m — Hannah Sprag-ue^ (Lucinda Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
ball' Levi^ Jacob^ John' John' Richard^ born Jan. 29, 1828, 
d. April 1, 1853, m. June 15, 1845 Henry Mott, b. May 19, 


i Aug-ustus D. Motto b. June 24, 1846. 
ii Helena Mott b. Oct. 16, 1850. 

No. I707n — Catharine Rutilla Sprag-ues (Lucinda Darbee^ Han- 
nah Kimball' Levi^ Jacobs John' John' Richard^) born Nov. 
12, 1829, Rockland, N. Y. m. Jan. 24, 1850, John K. Camp- 
bell b. April 30, 1820, Colchester, N. Y. 


i Mary Agnes Campbell^ b. May 30, 1851. 
ii Jefferson Campbell b. Jan. 31, 1854. 
iii Georg-e Campbell b. June 10, 1856. 

No. I707o— Daniel Dodg-e^ (Hannah Darbee^ Hannah Kimball" 
Levr^ Jacob* John^ John^ Richard^) born July 15, 1820, 
Gainesville, Genesee county, N. Y., m. May 26, 184L 
Adelia Eliza Newcomb b. Oct. 24, 1825. 


i George W. Dodge^ b. Dee. 21, 1843. 

ii Catharine L. Dodge b. Nov. 5, 1846. 

iii Mary Ann W. Dodge b. Oct. 15. 1848, 

iv Fanny L. • Dodge b. Aug. 13, 1851. 

No. I707p— Abig-ail M. Dodg-e« (Hannah Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
bair* Levis Jacob^ John^ Johns Richard^) born May 26, 

July and Aug-ust 1900. 125 

1822, Gainesville, Genesee county, N. Y., m. Mar. 10, 
1847, Luther C. Robinson, b. June 13, 1822, at Hume, 
Alleg-hany county, N. Y. 


i EmjTia Lucretia Robinson^ b. Mar. 20, 1848, Eag-le, Alle- 
g-hany county, N. Y. 
ii Franklin L. Robinson b Aug-. 36. 1849, Pike. N. Y. 
iii Aug-ustus Dodg-e Robinson b. April 8, 1851, Pike, N. Y. 
iv Hannah Ella Robinson b. April 32. 1854. 

No. I707q— Kdwin Darbee*^ (William T. Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
balP Levi^ Jacob^ John^ John' Richard^) born Rockland, 
N. Y.June 25, 1831, m. April 25, 1854, H. K. Dodge, b, 
Libertj, N. Y. 


i Orin T. Darbee^ b Feb. 39, 1856, Fallsburg, N. Y. 

No. I707r— Cordelia Darbee' (William T. Darbee' Hannah Kim- 
ball Levi' JacobMohnUohn' Richard^) b. April 3, 1833, 
Rockland, N. Y. m. Sept. 7, 1854, James Bonney. 


i Samuel J. Bonney^ b. April 1, 1856. 

No. I7«7s— Edg-ar Darbee^ [Levi Darbee^ Hannah Kimball^ 
Levi^ Jacob^ John' John2 Richard^ b. Mar. 12, 1824, Rock- 
land, N. Y. m. Nov. 27, 1851, Elizabeth Ouse Barton b. 
Feb. 23, 1828, on the Brig- Ouse, in the German Ocean. 


1 George Edg-ar Darbee^ b. Nov. 30, 1853, Williamsburg-h, L. 
T., d. June 33, 1853. 

ii Charlotte Ann Darbee b. July 33. 1854, Williamsburg-h. 
iii Edgar Levi Darbee b Sept. 1, 1858, Williamsburg-h, N. Y. 
iv Alicia Barton Darbee b. Nov. 17, 1860, d. July 34, 1864. 

No. I707t— Abraham Darbee' (Levi Darbee^ Hannah KimbalP 
Levi^ Jacob* John^ John^ Richard^) born Rockland, Sulli- 
van county, N. Y. Jan. 29, 1826, m. May 4, 1851, at 
Williamsburg-, N. Y., Mary A. Fletcher, b. Dec. 11, 1826. 


i Robert M. Darbee^ b. Jan. 31, 1853, Williamsburg-, 
ii Abraham L. Darbee b. Dec. 30, 1856. 

No. I707u — Maria Louisa Darbee^ (Levi Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
balP LeviOacob4 John^ John^ Richard^) born New York 
City, Sept. 8, 1830, m. July 3, 1854, Williamsburgh, N. Y. 
Joseph L. Powell b. Philadelphia, Penn. 


1 Abraham Leeds PowelP b. Sept. 16, 1855, Hyde Park, Penn. 
ii Joseph Levi Powell b. Aug-. 35, 1857, Hyde Park, Penn. 
iii Maria Josephine Powell b. Aug-. 18, 1860, Hyde, Park, Penn. 

No. I707v— Sarah Catharine Darbees (Levi Darbee^ Hannah Kim- 
balP Levi^ Jacob^ John^ John^ Richard^ born July 21, 1823, 

126 Kimball Family News 

Rockland, Sullivan County, N. Y. m. May 13, 1857, 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Charles C. Mills b. April 1, 1827, New 


i Charles M. Mills^ b. July 17, 1858, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
ii Eug-enia Mills b. April 9, 1860, Brooklyn. N. Y. 

No. 1707 w — Arrietta Hermance Darbees (LeviDarbee7 Hannah 
KimbalP LeviMacob^ Johns Johri-' Richard^) b. Aug. 8, 
1385 Monticello, -Sullivan Co., New York, m. Sept. 30, ]856, 
Lewis Brocklehurst Giles b. June 7,1825, Orr, near Has- 
tings, Sussex county, England, d. Sept. 18, 1857. Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. 


i Lewis B. Giles^ b. July 5, 18?^7, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

No. 1707X— Fitz Henry Stantons (Asa Stanton Jr.^ Desire Kim- 
balP Levi'^ Jacob'^ John^ Johns Richard^) born May 7 
182 3, m. June 30, 1845, Mary Rounds. ' 


i Warren Stanton^, 

ii Arbe Stanton, 

iii Edg-ar Stanton, 

iv Mary Stanton. 

V Erama Stanton. 

No. I707y — Lucy B. Stanton" (Asa Stanton Jr. 7 Desire Kimball^ 
Levi' J acob^ Johns Johns Richard^) b. Nov. 30, 1825 m 
Jan. 26, 1843, H. N. Kdgett. 


i Eug-ene Edgett^. 

ii Arthur Edg'ett. 

iii William Edgett. 

iv Franklin Edgett. 

V Asa Edgett. 

No. I707z— Samuel C. Stanton^ [Asa Stanton Jr.' Desire Kim- 
ball*^ Levi^ Jacob"* John^ John^ Richard^] b. May 30, 1830 
m. April 2, 1853, Mary Ann Bennett. 


i Arthur Stanton^, 
ii Clara M. Stanton. 

No. I707aa — Marvin A. Hopkins^ [William A. Hopkins^ Abi- 
gail KimbalF' Levi'^ Jacob^ John'^ John^ Richard^] b. Oct. 
26, 1825, New York City, m. New York April 20 1848 
Sarah Jane Collins b. Oct. 27, 1829, New York City. 


i Caroline Augusta Hopkins^ b. .Jan. 1, 1850. 

ii Raehael Antoinette Hopkins b. Sept. 10, 1852. 

iii Mary Amanda Hopkins b. June 15, 185(5. 

iv William Henry Hopkins b. Dec. 2, 1857. 

V Isabella Cameron Hopkins b. Feb. 10, 18G1. 

July and Aug-ust 1900, 127 

GEORGE KIMBALL- — 111 Boston Hig-hlands, Aug-. 9, George, be- 
loved son of Joseph and Annie Kimball (nee Hennigan ,, 
10 months 22 days. Funeral from the residence of his 
g-randfather, John Hennig-an, 8 Benlon st. Friday, Aug*. 
10, at 2 p. m. 

ABBiE F. KIMBALL — In Boston. Aug". 11, Abbie F., wife of John 
T. Kimball. Funeral from residence, 121 Bowdoin st., 
Dorchester, Wednesday, Aug-. 15, at 1 o'clock. 


The long- expected work "Notes on Rattlesden" by the Rev. 
J. R. Olorenshaw, has come to hand. We shall refer to it more 
at leng-th in our next issue. Under the heading- of "Rattlesden 
Worthies," g-iving- a list of prominent families of the old town, 
or their descendants, we find the following-: 

Kemball. A descendant of this family, the Hon. L. A. 
Morrison, of Windham, New Hampshire, America, says, that 
Richard and Ursula Kemball left Rattlesden for America in 
1634. The entry of baptism of a child of theirs is in the reg-is- 
ter for 1615. Ursula Kemball was the daug-hter of Henry Scott 
of Rattlesden. The Kemballs are connected with tlie Webbs, 
Ransoms, Bancrofts, and others, and were wheelwrig-hts and 
farmers. Mr. Morrison has published a history of the Kemball 
family, and says that each generation has furnished wheel- 
wrig-hts, ironworkers, and carriage makers, and that in 1893 the 
most extensive carriage manufactory in the United States was 
owned by Kimballs, descendants of the Kemballs of Rattlesden. 

The News cannot help feeling a bit of envy toward those 
California cousins, especially those in and around San Francisco. 
One continually hears of their getting together, lunching togeth- 
er, and having jolly social times. And there are lots of bright 
ones there who not only appreciate fun and a lively time, but 
also find keen enjoyment in art and literature and the more 
cultured walks of life. There are more members of the family 
in and around Chicago, New York or Boston than in San Fran- 
cisco but they dot not seem to "mix" in the same social way. 

Albert Barney Kimball, postmaster at Scandia, Kansas, and 
editor of the Journal, with , his \vife and children have been 
recreating at Boulder, Colorado and among the mountains in the 
neighborhood, while his brother Charles Augustus, editor of the 
Courtland, Kansas, Register, has gone with their mother, Mrs* 
J. M. Kimball of Manhattan, Kansas, to the northern lakes and 
to visit relatives in Michigan (Hist. p. 940.; 

128 Kimball Family News 


Query: — Does any one know anything" of Ephraim Kimball who lived and 
died in Farming"ton. N. H. in years g-one by. His son Ephraim born 
in 1786, married Rachael Akerman and went to Hiram Maine. 

Mrs. a. W. Atxen, 
Box 659. Norway, Maine. 

The Family History, pa^e 231 records Ephraim Kimballe 
(EhpriamS Nehemiah* Ephraim3 Richard^ Richardi) born Do- 
ver, N. H. June 17, 1751, died 1832, married Sept. 23, 1773 Han- 
nah Emerson, born Veh. 13, 1754. He was a selectman in 1794. 
Lived in Dover, Rochester and Farming-ton. His sixth child 
was Ephraim?, born Rochester, N. H. Feb. 20, 1786, married 
Mar. 28, 1808 Rachel Ackernan. 

On pag-e 232 the date of his death is g-iven as Aug, 8, 1878, 
and on pag-e 426, it is said; died in Hiram Maine Jan. 14, 1863. 
Ephriam^ is g-iven as his only child, born Hiram, Maine, Mar. 
20, 1819, died Sept. 21, 1866. This EphriamS is credited with 
six children. 


The new steamer John S. Kimball was the most admired 
vessel along- the water front yesterday. She left her berth at 
1:30 o'clock for a trial trip carrying- several hundred g-uests and 
a band of music. An elaborate luncheon was spread during- the 
trip. Captain Thwing- and the other officers were in handsome 
uniforms and were popular hosts during- the trip. The steam- 
er is scheduled to leave for Nome next Thursday and upon her 
return will probably make a trip to Honolulu. It is likely that 
the Kimball, on account of her luxurious passenger accommoda- 
tions, will become a reg-ular vessel between here and the islands. 
She has been handsomely fitted out and can carry 200 or 300 
passeng-ers very comfortably. — S. F. Chronicle, Aug-. 5. 

At the last meeting- of the Kansas Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution, Prof. Joseph T. Lovewell of Wash- 
burn Colleg-e g-ave a little experienc of his efforts to trace out 
his family line. He found somewhat to his surprise that many 
persons do not know the names of their g-randparents. There 
is nothing- unusual about this. The patriotic societies have 
done much to awaken interest in g-enealog-ical and family history 
and nearly every one who finds himself on this line of investig-a- 
tion meets the same facts that Prof. Lovewell discovered. But 
a very remarkable chang-e is g-oing- on in this respect. Histori- 
cal Societies are giving- more attention to g-enealog-y, and family 
histories are becoming- morel numerous. 

uiim ball'-' family UCews 

Vol. Ill, No. 9. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year 

Topeka^ Kansas, September, 1900. 



The Lebanon N. H Free Free^s of AdHI 20. 19G0, has'the following from 
Eunice Marsh Kimball, of Kimball Place, sometimes called Kimball Hill, 
and in the Family History, p. 247. Mount Lebanon, in quotation from the 
'Historical Magazine." Refer also to pp. 448, 449. Also Fam. News, Jan. 
1898. pp. 12 13. 

The long- steep hig-hway leadinef from West Lebation on the 
east, becomes "Kimball Hill" on passing- the last villag-e house. 
Here the road runs throug-h the Kimball estate, which stretches 
far beyond. Travelers are struck with the beautiful fields on 
either hand, and he who takes the trouble to step into the one 
on his left, is rewarded by a fine view of the White river as it 
flows into the Connecticut. But the eye of every old resident 
turns involuntarily to the opposite side of the road, where he 
sees ag-ain in his imag-ination, a mansion that formerly crowned 
the hill top, until, in the winter of 1866, it was destroyed by fire. 
To that colonial home, there came in the year 1802, Richard 
Kimball, with his wife, Abig-ail Hunting-ton, and their family. 
Mrs. Kimball was the only sister of Samuel Hunting-ton, presi- 
dent of the first Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration 
of Independence, and governor of Connecticut for many years, 
and until his death. The Kimballs had a large family of chil- 
dren of whom Richard was the only one who ever married. 

(Note. This does not agree with the Family History, which on pag-e 
247. gives Elijah*' the eldest son as No. 419, m. Deliverance Babcock. — Ed. 

Jesse, the eldest son, was taken prisoner by the British in 
the Revolutionary war. It required three exchanges, for he 
gave away the two first ones to suffering comrades. The third 
one was "not available for a substitute. He lies in the old cem- 
etery, shaded by the trees of Mount Lebanon. 

Richard** [Page 247] kept up the Kimball place. His wife 
was Mary Marsh, daughter of Joel Marsh, who was the first boy 
born in Sharon, Vermont. For this distinction he receiv- 
ed a deed of a hundred acre^ from the crown. The land is still 
in the Marsh family. Richard Kimball was a man of large 
brain and liberal views. He took an active interest in the ad- 

130 Kimball Family News 

vancemenl of humane and educational enterprises. His sons. 
Elijah Hunting-ton and Richard Burleigh, received every educa- 
tional advantage. They traveled abroad, when to cross the 
Atlantic was a luxury confined to very few. His daughters 
were educated at Mrs. Willard's famous school in Troy, New 
York, considered the best in the country. 

Mr. Kimball was a prominent civil engineer. He construct- 
ed the Krie canal, and Governor DeWitt Clinton of New York 
came to the Kimball homestead to consult him about it. The 
g-overnor drove all the way. There were no railroads then. 
Mr. Kimball laid out the "North New Hampshire Turnpike," 
running- it over Kimball hill. He died February 12, 1860, in 
the 92nd year of his ag-e. Mr. Kimball's house was t-enowed for 
its hospitality and numbered among its guests, Gov. Hunting-- 
ton. Gov. Hillhouse, Gov. Clinton of New York, Daniel Webster 
and Caleb Gushing-. His daughters married prominent men. 
Lucy and Caroline married brothers, John and Robert Young, 
wealthy mine owners of Pennsylvania. Both were early left 
widows. They returned to the Kimball homestead where they 
spent six years. From there, each married ag-ain. Lucy was 
very beautiful; she counted among- her suitors, the celebrated 
Caleb Gushing-. Her second husband was James Stewart of 
Philadelphia. He drove from Philadelphia to Mount Lebanon 
in his private conveyance and carried oif his bride in state. 

Caroline married Charles B. Haddock, the only nephew of 
Dianiel Webster, professor of BcUch l.(Ur(S?ii Dartmouth colleg-e 
and afterwards United States minister to Portugal On their 
reurn home they resided at the Kimball homestead. Mrs Had- 
dock was living- there, a widow, when the house was destroyed 
by fire. 

[Note. The History p. 248. does not m( ntion Enrsice. It g-ives Lucy 

as the eldest daughter and says she m. Plutchinson, evidently an 

error. — Ed. News.] 

Eunice, the eldest daug-hter, lived at home. She is remem- 
bered as Mrs. Hutchinson, a woman of rare cultivation, oignity, 
gentleness and streng-th of character. Her father-in-law's co- 
lonial home was the only residence between Lyman's bridg-e and 
the Kimball homestead. There was no West Lebanon. The 
only road to Lebanon ran from the Mascoma river (the Masgua- 
ma of the Indians ) and passed on the south side of the Kimball 
place. The Kimballs called their place, "Mount Lebanon." 
Old letters, written nearly a hundred years ago, and in the pos- 
session of the writer, bear this address. These letters are ele- 
gantly folded, without envelopes, and exhibit an enormous rate 
of postage. 

' Elijah Hunting-ton KimbalF (page 448), lived in New York 
His five daughters, (he had no sons), spent much of their child- 
hood at the Kimball homestead. Lucy, the third daughter, met 

September 1900. 131 

there and afterwards married, Levi P. Morton, the successful 
financier; afterwards U. S. minister to France, vice-president of 
the United vStatts, and g-overnor of New York. Mrs. Berdan, 
the second daughter, resided at the Kimball homestead during- 
the War of the Rebellion. Her young-est daug-hter was born 
there. This daughter is now the wife of the charming- and pop- 
ular novelist, Marion Crawford. Mrs. Lay, Mr. Elijah Kimball's 
fourth daug-hter, spent ten years on the estate after the home- 
stead was burned. She lived in a pretty, red cottage built from 
the remains of the homestead. Her husband, Colonel Richard 
G. Lay, was recently United States consul g-eneral at Ottawa. 
Their only son, Julius, is U. S. consul g-eneral at Barcelona. 

On the Kimball estate stands a colonial house, admirably 
built with an extraordinary amount of timber, principally oak, 
prettily carved by hand, within and without. It is at the pres- 
ent writing, the oldest house in the town, and is the residence 
of the Kimball family. Richard Kimball g-ave it to his son, 
Richard B. Kimball^ on the latter's marriag-e with Miss Julia C 
Tomlinson of New York. On her mother's side, Mrs. Kimball 
was a direct descendant of the Adams family, so renowned in 
the history of our country. She was a g-reat-g-randdaug-hter of 
Chief Justice Adams of Litchfield, Conn. 

No pains were spared to make this spot a delig-htful sum- 
mer resort. A wing was added to the house, g-iving- it the ex- 
tension of a villa. This brought the building- into too close prox- 
imity to the road, but a sweeping- lawn was laid out in front, 
and privacy secured by a long- row of pines, now g-rown to a 
hedge of magnificent proportions, having- screened the lawn for 
nearly fifty years. While the outside of "The Cottage" was al- 
lowed to retain its primitive simplicity, so perfectly in keeping- 
with the wild beauty of the scenery surrounding- it, the inside 
was luxuriously fitted up from the best stores of Paris, London 
and New York. All barns and out-houses were removed to a 
desirable distance on the other side of the road, and a pretty 
farm house was added to them. This farm house has always 
been occupied by some one having care of "The Cottag-e." 

Richard B. KimbalF was known as a disting-uished author, 
"an eleg-ant scholar, an accomplished g-entleman." At his house 
were entertained the most brilliant literary men of the day. He 
knew Dickens and Washington Irving- well. Georg-e William 
Curtis, N. P. Willis, Bayard Taylor, John G. Saxe, "Charlie" 
Leland, Rufus W. Griswold, are among- the American authors 
whom the writer especially remembers as visiting- "The Cot- 
tag-e." Mr. Kimball was an extensive traveler and frequently 
resided in Europe. He was a prominent railroad man. He 
built the first railroad ever laid in Texas. It ran from Galveston 
to Houston. Mr. Kimball was its president until the outbreak 

132 Kimball Family News 

of the Civil war. He owned a larg-e tract of land in Texas, the 
cream of which, "Kimball's Bend of The Brazos," is the proper- 
ty of his eldest son, Richard^ Mr. Kimball had a beautiful 
country seat in Westchester county, New York, where he and 
his family resided. 

Althoug-h absent from New Hampshire, Mr. Kimball would 
never rent his house there. He was firm in this resolve in spite 
of repeated offers from friends who were fascinated by the 
romantic situation and unique charm of "The Cottag^e." Not 
even the "hard times" during" the war, could induce him to let 
strang-ers occupy his home as theirs. In these hard times "The 
Cottag-e" was allowed to fall out of repair, but it was carefully 
watched, and in due time put m complete repair for the return 
of the family in summer. Here, his daug-hters have lived since 
their father's death in 1892. 

Mr. Kimball was a graduate of Dartmouth colleg-e; graduat- 
ing- among- the first six of his class. He was for six years presi- 
dent of "The Dartmouth Alumni Society" of New York. He al- 
ways kept up his interest in the "Dartmouth boys," and all of 
them coming- to New York as strang-ers, were sure of his aid and 
friendship. Twice he lectured at Hanover for the benefit of the 
students. For many years he offered to the g-raduating- class a 
prize of fifty dollars for the best definition of the difference be^- 
tween man and the animals. 

Richard Burleigh Kimball's sons, Richard^ and Daniel Tom- 
linson^ are both Dartmouth men. Richard belongs to the socie- 
ty of Alpha Delta Phi, and, like his father, is a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa. He resides in Texas. Daniel is a lawyer in 
New York. Richard's eldest son, Richard Huntington KimbalP 
fifth Richard in direct descent on the Kimball place, has passed 
his examinations for admission to Dartmouth college. 

On page 765, Pam. Hist, in record of Richard Kimball^, now of Meri- 
dian, Texas, Richard'* Is the only child mentioned. We are now able to 
g-ive the following addition. 

i Richard Huntington^ b. June 9, 1882. Kimball, Texas, 
ii Mary, b. August 11, 1884, Kimball, Texas, 
iii Julia, b. December 26, 1886, Kimball, Texas. 
iv Harold, b. February 22, 1890, Meridian, Texas. 
V Margaret Caroline, b. Nov. 10, 1892, Meridian, Texas, 
vi Nannie, b. May 16, 1897, Meridian, Texas. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Willard Kimball, of San Francisco, 
were the guests of Mrs. Mary A. and Sarah Louise Kimball, at 
Palo Alto, for a few days recently. 

Roy T. Kimball has been "Eastern Star"-ing at Masonic 
Temple, San Francisco. He holds the head of&ce over their 
Lord High Something or Other. 

September 1900. 133 

One Case of Many. 

Here is a case illustrative of many others. In answer to a 
request for information, Mr. E. M. Kimball writes as follows: 

As for my father's and grandfather's family I can g-ive no 
very definite account. 

My grandfather David Kimball moved from Montpelier, Vt., 
to York State thence to Illinois some time .in the early thirties. 
He had two sets of children. My father, Charles H. Kimball, 
was of the younger. His half brothers lived in York state. One 
of their given' names was Chester. My father had four brothers, 
Luther, John, David and James. None of my father's family 
are liviog. From further information we compile the folloning. 
Edwin M. Kimball (probably ^) Charles H.', born July 20, 
1841, m. 1st, Evans ville, Ind., Mar. 15, 1868, Amirah B. 
Stinsdn. died Sept. 20, 1870; m. 2nd, Dec. 28, 1871, Pran- 
ces M. Dierdorff, died, April 23, 1899. Lives in Smith 
Center, Kansas. (May News 1899, p. 281.) 


i Lien E . b. Apr. 3. 1870; d. Aug-. 9, 1870. 

ii Gri.ce iVI.. h. Sept. 16. 187.3. 

iii Crville J., b July 4. 187."). 

i.v Daisy M . b. Oct."'ll, 1877. 

''' ■ . V Eigar L.. b Aug-. 2.^, 1879. 

vi CharU-s.).. b. Jan. 12, 1882. , " 

vii y\niirah ^^ . h. March 19. 1884. 

viii Perrv H., b. Nov 27, 1886. • 

ix Lacy M., b. July 20: 1889. 

The grandfather of E. M. Kimball may have been David C. 
Kimball, No 1205 p. 596. Fam. Hist. He was the son of Smith 
Kimball, the S' n of Abraham, p. 169, who died in Peacham, Vt. 
Smith Kimball's descendant? are numerous in Central Illinois. 

Pao-e 192- Fam. Hist. Sarah, the seventh child of Nathan- 
iel Kimball No. 291, became the 2nd wife of Ammi Ruhami 
. Smith. They had at least four children — Lucy, who died young, 
Caroline, Charles William, and another Lucy. 

/ dispatch from Salina, Kansas, says: 

Wm. Kimball, the 13-year-old son of James Kimball, a farm- 
er residing 15 miles southwest, died Sept. 10 from injuries re- 
ceivo.d while playing "pull away" at school. The boy played 
too hard on Friday. It is supposed that internal injuries were 
caused, resulting in inflammation and death. 

We have no record of this > James Kimball. James Adams 
Kimball (Hist p. 1051) is a well known business man living in 

134 Kimball Family News 

Variant Spellings of Names. 

From The Boston Transcript. 

Certain spelling's of New-Eng-land names are undoubtedly 
the result of illiteracy, and came into use at that curious time 
when people spelled by ear and really did not know how their 
names should be written. Nowadays most people are careful to 
spell their names as their fathers spelled them, and certainly 
they cannot be blamed for doing* so unless they follow methods 
or orthography which inflict intolerable sorrow and trouble on 
the g-eneral public. Variation in the spelling- of family names 
is rather the rule than the exception. Take for instance, the 
name which by the first comers in New-England who bore it was 
properly spelled Haseltine. In the Boston directory we find 
these spelling's; Haseltine, Hazeltine, Hazelton, Hesseltine and 
Hesselton, and in the country districts several others are followed. 
Another name which has a variety of spelling's is Josselyn, which 
is spelled not only thus, but Joslin, Joslyn and Jocelyn. Of 
course, any man who bears this name must tell people, when he 
g-ives it, just how to spell it, and the g-iving* of this information 
must waste a g-reat deal of his time. It mig'ht be convenient to 
have a name like Allen, which no one would ask how to spell 
when it was given; but if one's name happens to be Allin, or 
Alleyne, or Alline, or Allan, an explanation is necessary. The 
Harts, Hartes and Hartts likewise have a great deal of trouble, 
and most woful of all seems to be the case of the Thomsons with- 
out a p. who probaly spend about one-third of their lives in g-et- 
ting- people to leave out the p — and then they don't do it. The 
Thomassons, Thomassens and Tomsons have their lives made a 
burden. If there were a law to suppress all spelling's of family 
names except the standard and normal one, what a convenience 
it would be not only to the g'eneral public, but the bearers of the 
names themselves! Yet any man whose name has an eccentric 
orthog'raphy seems as proud of it as can be, and would rebel 
rather than be relieved of the trouble of continually spelling' it 
to people. 

In addition to the above we may refer to the "Notes on Rat- 
tlesden"-mentioned in this issue, where the name of Scott is giv- 
en in various forms. It will be noticed that various spelling's of 
"Hazeltine" is g'iven in the History. Benjamin^ and Caleb^ re- 
spectively married Mercy and Ann Hazeltine. ( pp. 44 and 46. ) 
In the index other forms are g'iven. These variant spelling's of 
names are not always the result of illiteracy. The News has 
heretofore given numerous instances showing- that many of these 
chang'es are of modern orig-in. For instance, many Smiths have 
been chang'ed to Smyths, or Smythes, to assist in identification. 
The g-randfather of President Polk was Pollock, and there is 

September 1900. 135 

little reason to believe the chang-e was made throug-h ig-norance. 
Many people are very particular, if not cranky, about the spel- 
ling- of their names. One will assist upon Eliot, another upon 
Elliot, another Elliott, and another Eliott. Many of these 
variant forms are of freakish orig-in, the same are seen in g-iven 
names for boys and sfirls. 

The leading- article in this issue, "The Kimballs of Kimball 
Place" will find interested readers. By reference to the Family 
History on pag-es named in the paper it will be seen that the 
History differs in some respects as mentioneu in notes. The ar- 
ticle as published in the Free Press was signed Eunice Marsh 
Kimball. The young-est daug-hter of Richard Burleig-h Kimball 
is g-iven on page 450 of the History as Emma Marsh Kimball. 
Such errors as these are quite common. Wherever differences 
occur this article should have preference. No branch of the fam- 
ily is better known than this. Lebanon, N. H. is notable for its 
modern Kimballs as Ipswich, Mass., for its earlier Kimballs. 
In the December Nkws for 1899 may be found a long- account of 
another branch located there, while frequent mention has been 
made of another who located there or in the adjoining- town of 
Plainfield, among- whom was Daniel the founder of JCimball 
Union Academy. 

Then across the Connecticut river, a few miles up the 
White river, to which reference is made, at Royalton adjoining- 
Sharon, the home of the Marsh family, was another settlernent, 
including- Richard^ the ancestor of Col. Robert Jackson Kimball, 
the Broad street, N. Y banker, and many others. (Hist. p. 780. ) 

The Augusta, (Ga.) Herald has an illustrated paper on his- 
toric spots in that vicinity including- a portrait of Georg-e Walcot, 
a sig-ner of the Declaration of Independence, and his daug-hter, 
Octarvia, afterwards Madame LeVert, and the Meadow Garden, 
the home of the patriot family which has been purchased by the 
Daughters of the American Revolution, which is to be restored 
and beautified. Here was built Chateau EeVert, where this 
daughter of the revolution made her home, and where under the 
pines she now sleeps It is this house situated on the highest 
point of the estate that Col. D. B. Dyer has bought and improved, 
retaining all its colonial features, and enriched with his innu- 
merable relics of peace and war. And it is here he entertains 
his friends and visitors when they call to look into his railroad 
and financial enterprises. — Fam. Hist. p. 909. News Feb. 1898 
and other numbers. 

Robert Kimball of Ipswich, Mass., and two or three friends 
recentl}' took a two days canoe trip up the Merrimac river. 

136 Kimball Family News 


Who Served in the War of I u depend an ce. 
As Shown in the Kimball Family History. 


Names of soldiers in the Revolution marked by asterisk. 

Richard^, HenryS John^ Johns John•^ Capt. Daniel^*. 

Benjamin', David«: Sarg-ent'* 
Nathan^: Josiah Batchelder^*. 
Jonathan^ Samuel*^: Sam.ueF*. 
Joseph^, Joseph'*: Joseph-^*. 
Benjamin''; Daniel^*. 

Richard^ John^ Richard", Richard'; Capt. Aaron^*; Noah Brooks^*. 

Capt. John^*: Jared*^*. 

John Jr.*'* 
Andrew^: Benjamin*^*. 
Aaron*, Benjamin^: Joseph*'*. 

Nathaniel\ NathanieP: Elkanah*'*. 
John Jr.^ Jacobs Jacobs- Walter*^*. 

^ John*, John^: ^ ^ Elisha'^ 
Benjamin^, Benjamin*, Benjamin'^: Benjamin*'*. 

Moses'S Moses*, Joseph^: Moses*'*. 

Joseph^ Daniel'': DanieP*. 


Joshua^- John-^* S. L. K. 

Joseph*: Capt. Joseph''^: SamueP*. 
Philemon"*: Lieut-Col. Asa'^*: John^*. 

September 1900. • 137 

Richardi, Benjamins, Robert\ Ebnezer^: Obadiah"*. 

Oliver-*: Oliver'*. 
Solomon'': Solomons*. 
SamueP, lames'*: James'^*. 
Edmund: Edmund'*, 
Samuel'': Samuel'^*. 
Ebenezer\ Abner"*: Moses'*. 

Abraham^ Timothy'*. 
Richard''. Benjamin^ Abigail^, m, David 

Major Daniel 
Richards: Joab'*. 
Stephen'': Moses^*. 
David^ David^: Capt. Reuben'*. R T. K. 
Asa': Mellen«*. 
Samuel: Samuel'*. 

Nathan': William*^*. 
Jonathan': Ziba*^*. 

Jeremiah'': hi. Jeremiah'*: Jeremiah^*. 
David': David^*. 
Reuben': Daniel^*. 
Aaron': ^ Abraham'*. . . G. F. K. 
Jonathan", Benjamins Benjamin^: Andrew*^*. 

Jonathan': Capt. Benjamin^*. 
Lt. DanieP*. 
Isaac*: Aquilla'*. 

Richard^ Richard-, John", Richard^ Moses': Eli''*. 

Amos': Enoch^*. 
Jacob': Jacob*'*: Benjamin^*. 

Aaron': Davide*^ 
Samuel^ '. 

138 » Kimball Family News 

Richard'^: Richard^*. . 

John^: Asa^*. 

SamueP, Jobn^ Richard^: John^*. 

Samuel'*, Benjamin^: Capt. Benjamin^*: 

SamueP: Ammirubamab^*: 

Kbenezer^, Ebenezer"^: Isaac^*. 
Boyce'^: Boyce*^*. 

Kbenezer *. 
Jonaban'', Jonatban^: Ezra^*. 
Tbomas^, Edmund*: Capt. Tbomas'^*: Edmund^*. 
Epbraim^ Epbraim'*: Epbraim^: Samuele*. 

Caleb^ Jobn^: Moses^*. 

Caleb*: Capt. Porter^*. 
Abrabam*: Caleb'*. 


Ricbard\ Tbomas^ Ricbard^ Josepb*: DanieP*. 

Capt. Peter.'*. 
Richard': William^*. 
Samuel*, Ricbard': Edward'*. ? 
Tbomas Jr., ^ Thomas*: Capt. Georg-e'*: 

Major Thomas'*. ? 
Georg-e'*. ? 
Amos': Amos'*. 
John*: Lieut. Abel'*: Simeon^*. 
Epbraim'': Ephraim'*: Levi'*. ■ 

William'*: Eliphalet'*. 

Ricbard\ Caleb^ Caleb^ Caleb*, Caleb': Capt. Caleb"^. 

The mother of Helen Mar Wortben of Denver, has just pas- 
sed throug-b a stage of typhoid fever. (April News, 1899, p 260.) 

John H. Kimball & Co., of New York City, advertise as 
brokers giving- advice on speculative market transactions. A 
correspondent writes to the News asking, "Who are they?" 
Who can tell? 

September 1900. 130 

Sarah Louise Kimball writes of the luscious fruits in which 
California is now reveling-, and our brother Nelson of Idaho 
writes of the same. Well, Kansas has fruits too, and wheat 
without end. 

The Pacific Coast Kimball Family Reunion will be held in 
San Francisco, October 6. They always manage to work up a 
lively interest in these affairs not equaled elsewhere. The 
News will be with them in spirit with g-reeting-s and g-ood wishes. 

At a late meetings of the Daug-hters of the Revolution of 
Ipswich, Mass., a g-randdaugfhter of Gen. John Stark and his 
wife Molly was admitted. Advantag^e was taken of the occasion 
to rehearse some Revolutionar}^ history in which Gen. Stark 
was an actor, particularly the Battle of Benning-ton when no less 
than seven New Hampshire Kimball's served besides others from 
Vermont and Massachusetts. It was determined to mark the 
g-rave of Caleb Kimball among other soldiers buried in Ipswich. 
Mary S. C. Peabody, a reader of the News, solicited the names 
of revolutionary soldiers from Ipswich, with their place of burial. 

On pag-e 9, News 1898 reference is made to William Allen 
Wallace who wrote the sketch in the Family History of George 
Kimball. No. 1045, page 521. On page 44 March News 1893, is 
also given a letter from J. B. Wallace. The old Wallace home- 
stead to which George Kimball was a welcome visitor nearly 
seventy years ago was a large colonial structure, even then near- 
ly half a century old, surrounded by noble maples. We learn 
that it was destroyed by fire some months ago and that Mary 
Currier, the widow of William Allen and mother of J. Burns Wal- 
lace, was so injured that she died from the effects a few weeks 
later. She was a schoolmate of the editor of the News. 

Park Barnes Kimball, of the Family News, commences with 
this term, a four years course, in mechanical engineering at the 
Kansas Agricultural College, at Manhattan. This school is one 
of the best of its kind in the country as well as the largest. 
Manhattan is the home of many Kimballs who settled there at 
an early day. ( See Hist, p 940, Fam. News Jan. 1898, p. 7, 
Mar. 1898, p. 64.) Among the graduates of this school are num- 
bered: Fred. G. Kimball, now postal agent at St. Michael, Alas- 
ka, several of whos€ letters we have published, also his sister, 
the wife of Prof. Albert Dickens of the College and their cousins 
Albert Barney Kimball, postmaster of Scandia, Kans., and edi- 
tor of the Journal, and C. A. Kimball, attorney and editor of 
the Courtland Kans., Register. (Hist. p. 940.) 

140 Kimball Familj News 

Extract from a Memorial and Biographical History of the 

Comities of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo 

and Ventura, California. 


(Published by the Lewis Publishing- Co., of Chicag-6, 1891. Book owned by 
Mr. John Albion Kimball, of San Francisco, California.) 

"A people that take no pride in the noble achievements of remote an- 
cestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered with pride 
bj^ remote descendants/''— Macaulay . 

C. N. Kimball is one of the prominent ranchers of Saticoy, 
Ventura county, California. He was born at West Boxford, Es- 
sex county, Massachusetts, Sept. 17, 1843. His father, C. F. 
Kimball, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1818. 
He was a shoemaker and a farmer. Mrs. Kimball, the mother 
of the subject of this sketch, was //pe Hannah Tyler, born in 
Boxford, Massachusetts, in 1817. She was a daughter of Flint 
Tyler, a native of the State of Vermont. C. N. Kimball was 
the second of a family of seven children, all of whom are living- 
at this writing-. He was reared and educated in his native 
place, and his first work was as a machinist. His country's 
claim in its time of need caused him to enlist, and he was placed 
in unattached service on the coast of his native State, doing- 
duty in the fortifications. He was mustered out on the 4th of 
July, 1865. Then for two years he worked in the factories of 
Lynn and Haverhill, eng'ag-ed in the manufacture of shoes. 

X>ecember 31, 1867, Mr. Kimball sailed from New York for 
California, at which place he arrived January 22, 1868. He ac- 
cepted a position on the Central Pacific Railroad, remaining- in 
railroad employ nine months. Gn Christmas of th^at year he 
came to Southern California, and boug-ht a band of sheep which 
he took to Kastern Nevada and traded for a ranche in Lamoille 
Valley. He there engag-ed in farming-, raising- potatoes and 
barley; and from that place he went to .Eureka, same State, 
■ where he burned charcoal for the smelting furnaces. After he 
had been there a year and a half he was taken sick with pneu- 
monia. At that time he returned to California, and worked 
near Gilroy two years. In 1876 he came to his present locality 
and purchased seventy-fiye acres of land. Here he has built a 
tasteful home and planted trees and flowers, making a very at- 
tractive place. In farm products his specialty is Lima beans, 
which prove to be a bonanza for so many of the farmers of Sat- 
icoy. Mr. Kimball's crop last year averaged 1,600 pounds to 
the acre, the price being from three to four and a half cents. 

Mr. Kimball was married in 1884, to M^ss Carrie Duval, a 

September 1900. 141 

native of the State of Maine, and a daughter of E- A. Duval, a 
prominent citizen of Saticoy, vi^hose history appears in this book. 
One child, a daughter, born October 4, 1888, died November 4, 
1889. Mrs. Kimball is a member of the Union Church. In po- 
litical views Mr. Kimball is a Republican. He is a member of 
the I. O. O F., is a good citizen and a man of worth and integ- 

E. A. Duval, of Saticoy, was married, April 15, 1855, to 
Miss Artemisia G. Hopkins, who was born in Frankfort, Maine, 
daughter of Captain Smith Hopkins and Susanna Hopkins. 
Their union has been blessed with ten children, nine living, viz: 
Charles S., Carrie, Winton, Gertrude, Anna. Willie, Walter, 
Earnest and Edwin. The lirst three were born in Maine, and 
the others in Saticjy^j California. 


Judge David Cross of Manchester, N. H., one of the oldest 
members of the bar of that state sends the Nkws a pamphlet copy 
of an address or life sketch of Franklin Pierce delivered by him- 
self at the initial meeiing of the New Hampshire Bar Association 
in March 1900. This association was organized last year and 
the venerable judge, the dean of the New Hampshire bar, was se- 
lected to deliver the first memorial of the only New Hampshire 
citizen who ever reached the presidency of the United States. 

The mother of Judge Cross was Olive Kimball [Fam. Hist. 
p. 417. See also Fam. News for June 1899, p. 293.] and Presi- 
dent Pierce himself was by marriage connected with the family. 
Franklin Pierce became president at a time when partisan feel- 
ings were strong, and it was many years before even justice was 
done the man, even aside from all political sentiments. The 
first excitement over Kansas and Nebraska agitated the country 
under his administration. In Kansas the prejudice against him 
was so strong, that in naming the streets of Topeka, after the 
presidents, his name alone was omitted, and so remains to this 
day. Clay street, in honor of Henry Clay taking its place. But 
Judge Cross does not deal with the political views of his subject. 
He speaks of him as a citizen and a lawyer. As a lawyer he 
was one of the highest type: as a citizen he was above reproach. 
He was kind and generous. He wa:s a genial neighbor, a true 
friend, with a true Christian spirit. Judge Cross was not a po- 
litical admirer of President Pierce in the days of his political 
preferment, but in the lapse of time and with the acumen of a 
true judge he calmly weighs the character of the man and sets 
him fairly before the country. 

142 Kimball Family News 


The Rev. J. R. Olorenshaw's "Notes on the History of the 
Church and Parish of Rattlesden" has been received. It con- 
tains some items of interest to the family. 

While Richard came from Rattlesden, and while the records 
there make some reference to members of the family it seems 
that the records of Hitcham quoted in the Family History are 
more complete. Richard, however, married Ursula Scott, the 
daughter of Henry Scott of Rattlesden. 

The will of Robert Whatlocke, of Rattlesden, dated Sept. 
22, 1622, was witnessed by Henrye Skotte, and by it "Ursala" 
Kemball, his "kinswoman" was left ^3. The Scotts were evi- 
dently people of some prominence, and like that of Kemball and 
others it appears with various spelling's, as Scoote, Skotte, 
Scoot, Scot, Skot, Scott, Skott and Scotte. The names of Hen- 
ry, Edmond and Thomas appear as questmen, overseers and sur- 
veyors. Henry Scott was buried Dec. 24, 1624, and his widow 
Martha, and their son Thomas were with Richard Kemball and 
his party when they came to this country. 

It is clear that several other Kemballs remained in Rattles- 
den, in fact it appears that others had been there althoug-h the 
Family History traces Richard's ancestors to Hitcham where 
baptisms are recorded. 

But there is the record in these "Notes" showing- that John 
Ransold and Christian Kembold were married Jan. 21, 1562 and 
that was about 40 years before Richard was born. 

After the emigration of Richard and his family we find 
that two years later in 1636 Georg-e Kemball, his wife and 
daug-hter died of the "plaig-ue." In 1639 and ag-ain in 1644 
another Georg-e Kemball appears as contributing- to a poor fund. 
In 165:: Gatterick Kemball a "widdow" died. On March 25, 
1656 Richard Kimball and Mary French were married. On 
Aug-. 2, 1658 Stephen Kemball, wife and sonne were baptised. 
In 1661-2 Stephen Kembold was a church warden and in 1664 
was a surveyor, and ag-ain a church warden in 1668. March 18, 
1672, John, son of "Steph" Kemball was baptised, and in 1678-9 
the name appears as Stephen Kimball, as warden, but in 1688, 
Feb. 28, the year of his death while still warden it is given as 
Stephen Kemball. Mary, his wife, had died Feb. 4, 1679. 

It would be interesting to know something of the descendants 
of these Kimballs. None of them seem to have emigrated to 
this country, for the very unusual fact remains that nearly every 
one of the thousands of the name now in this country can trace 
their lineage back to Richard. 

The following names appear as American subscribers to 
these "Notes on Rattlesden." 
John Kimball Freeman, North Scituate, Mass. 

September 1900. 143 

Georg-e Freeman Gray, San Francisco, Cal. 

Harry Nathaniel Gray 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray, *' " 

E. P. Kimball, Portsmouth, N. H. 

F. M. Kimball, Topeka, Kans. 

G. F. Kimball, 

Harold C. Kimball, Rochester, N. Y. 

John E. Kimball, Oxford, Mass. 

Roy T. Kimball, San Francisco, Cal. 

Sarah Louise Kimball, San Francisco, Cal. 

Mrs. Helen V. Kimball Tilton, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

New Eng-land Historic Genealog-ical Society, Boston, Mass. 

New York Historical Society, New York City. 

Mrs. M. E. Rath-Merrill, Columbus, O. 

W. P. Robinson, Washing-ton, D. C. 

Prof. S. p. Sharpies, Boston. Mass. 

Syracuse Central Library, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Prof. L. A. Morrison, Derry, N. H., in exchang-e. 

As the entire issue of this valuable work was but 200 copies 
it wi'll be seen that about one tenth of this edition comes to this 
country, and with two or three exceptions to members of the 
Kimball Family. 

Kimball Bros., of Council Bluffs, Iowa, are manufacturers 
of scales, and are "not in the combine." Who are they? 

William E. Curtis, the prolific correspondent of the Chicago 
Record, says: — 

"The handsomest railway station I have ever seen is that 
of the Chicag"o, Burlington & Quincy company at Omaha It is 
an artistic g-em and looks like a Grecian temple. The style is 
severe but simple and there are few specimens of architecture in 
this country, except the University of Virg-inia, so chaste and 
beautiful The architect was Mr. Kimball, to whom was larg-e- 
ly due the architectural success of the Omaha exposition. He is 
an Omaha product. He was born here and educated in the pub- 
lic schools. Afterward he went to Europe, where his g-enius 
was allowed to "develop under the best instruction." 

[Note. The father of this architect was Thomas Lord Kimball, for* 
merly General Manager of the Union Pacific R. R, See Fam. Hist. p. 495. 
Fam.* News pp. 363-368, Nov. 1899.] 

Miss Marie Antoinette Kimball, of Rochester, N. Y., has 
gone to live with her nephew. Elisha Barnum Kimball and wife 
at San Francisco. This is g^ood news for the many California 
friends Miss Kimball made on her previous visit. She will be 
in time for the Reunion on October 6. 

144 Kimball Family News 

Who Suggested Memorial Day? 

Mrs. John A. Log-an claims that Memorial Day was institu- 
ted by her husband when he was commander of the G. A. R. in 
1868. n In a letter written by Mr. Junius Simons published elev- 
en or twelve years ag^o, he says the idea was first sug-g-ested to 
Gen. Log-an by .a Mrs. Kimball. Mr. Simon was a secretary of 
Log-an, and it is presumed he knew something- of what he wrote. 
But Mrs. Log-an denied, some ten years ago that he was the g-en- 
eral's private secretary and also that he owed the sugg-estion to 
any one, claiming- that the idea was his own. So far as the 
real sug-g-estion goes it seems that really it was gathered from 
the Confederate practice of decorating- their soldiers' g-raves, and 
this practice led to its adoption in the North and the setting- 
apart a special daj for this purpose. At all events Mrs. Kim- 
ball did write Gen. Logan co«^erning the matter and it is quite 
probable that the idea was as much hers as Gen. Logan's. The 
inspiration probably came to both from the praiseworthy Confed- 
erate practice. We are not able to place this Mrs. Kimball. 
Can any of our readers do so? 

Herbert Kimball of Ipswich, Mass., is studying- at the Sa- 
lem Commercial School. 

The Hon. John M. Kimball of Manhattan, Kansas, spent 
part of the summer in Colorado 

Georg-e Kimball of Lawrence, Kansas, who is eig-hty-two 
years old, has just invented a machine for sorting- onion sets that 
is the bestthin^ of the kind in existence. 

Mt. Kimball of Alaska, is 10,000 feet hig-h. Mt. McKinley 
is 20,464 feet, and is 2,440 feet hig-her than Mt. St. Elias, here- 
tofore supposed to be the hig-hest in the United States. 

The Hon. John Kimball of Concord, N. H., sends us the an- 
nual report of the New Hampshire Orphans' Home of which he 
is president, and his brother Benjamin, a trustee. Mrs. John 
Kimball of Concord and Miss M. E. Kimball of Lebanon are 
members of the visiting- committee. The home is located on the 
old Daniel Webster farm in Franklin. 

Prof. Albert Dickens is now one of the faculty at the Kan- 
sas Agricultural College at Manhattan, from which institution 
he graduated in lb93. His department is that of horticulture. 
Mrs. Dickens was Bertha Sarah Kimball, whose drawing-s have 
been a special feature of the colleg-e publications, illustrating- 
fruits and insects. This branch of the family has produced 
many artists. ( Hist. p. 940. ) 

uLimball'- family uLews 

Vol. Ill, No. 10. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year 

Topekay Kansas, October, 1900. 



The June issue of the Nkws p. 81, made slig-ht mention of 
the celebration April 7, 1900, of the 87th birthday of William 
Kimball, of Lovell, Me. Twenty-four days after that event, 
on May 1, he died. The Oxford Advertiser g-ave the following- 
notice of his death: 

"In Lovell on Tuesday, May 1, occurred the death of our 
oldest man, William Kimball, ag-ed 87 years and 24 days. 

"He was a direct descendant of the 8th g-eneration of Rich- 
ard Kimball, who came from Eng-land in 1634 and settled in 
Watertown, Mass. 

i. _jj"Mr. Kimball had be^n for a long- time a resident of this 
town and was a g-ood citizen, a kind neig-hbor and a worthy 

146 Kimball Family News 

man. His labors throug-h life bad been variable. When a 
young- man he worked in the woods cutting- timber, driving- log's 
on the river, also as a teamster with horses hauling- all kinds of 
freig-ht from his native town to Portland markets, some 50 miles 
distant. For a few years he worked as a boatman on the canal 
boats running- throug-h Lake Sebag-o and the old canal leading- 
to Portland, Me. In middle life he had boug-ht and drove cat- 
tle in company with others to markets in Massachusetts, also 
g-iving- a share of his time to farming- on a small scale, which 
concluded his labors. By his industry and economy he had 
made ample provision for his declining- years. He was never 
married and his house has been kept in recent years by his sis- 
ter, Mrs. Sarah Klder. His 871 h birthday was recently pleas- 
antly celebrated, an account of which appeared in the columns 
of this paper. 

"His funeral took place from his late residence, Friday 
afternoon, attended by Rev. Samuel Holden of the Cong-reg-a- 
tional church. Many relatives and friends were present and 
many floral tributes were noticed." 

Accompanying- this notice was a quite leng-thy paper pre- 
pared and read by Mr. J. A. Farring-ton at the 87th celebration 
above referred to, also a poem read by little Ruth Kimball, the 
young-est relative present, but too long- for our use. For a por- 
trait of Ruth see October News, 1898. 

Mr. Farring-ton's sketch rehearses the pioneer life of Mr. 
Kimball and the g-reat world chang-es that took place during- 
his life. 


[In connection with the above our cousin, Sumner Kimball, 
of Lovell, Me., No. 2448, furnishes the following- of g-enealog-- 
ical interest:] 

"J. A. Farring-tdn and wife are some of the 'kin not men- 
tioned in the history.' Mr. and Mrs. Farring-ton's rig-htful place 
is on pag-e 510. In second line in place of 'one child' read 'two 
children' as follows: 

i Jonathan Farring-ton^ b. in Lovell, Me., July 4, 1834, m. in 
Lovell, Me., Miss Fmma Caroline Hurd, b. in Conway, N. 
H., Aug-. 28, 1841, daug-hter of Oliver S. and Sarah Ann 
(Linscottj Hurd. Their residence Conway, N. H. Mr. 
Farrington's residence is South Portland, Me., P. O. 
Pleasantdale. He is a nig-ht cleaner of eng-ines on the 
Boston & Maine R. R., and daily occupation, a farmer. 
ii John Albert Farring-tono b. in Lovell, Me., June 6, 1842, m. 
first Miss Lmma G. Charles; she died Aug-ust 5, 1873, ag-ed 
24 years and 18 days; m. second Miss Francis FlizaHobbs 
of Fryeburg-, Me., b. March 27, 1854, daughter of Frank 

October, 1900. 147 

and Bethia (KimbalF) Hobbs. (See pag-e 509 No. 10l7-ii.) 
"Mr. Farring-ton's education was obtained in the public 
schools of his native town, but it would be far from doing- him 
justice in saying- it then and there ended. Throug-hout life he 
has been one who has given much thoug-ht and study to the 
many and varied questions of the day. Life with all its earthly 
surrounding-s has and ever will be a school to him. His boy- 
hood life was passed in Lovell, Me. At the ag-e of 21 he was a 
resident of the State o^ Pennsylvania, and in 1863 enlisted at 
Greensburg-, Pa., as a private in Co. I, 61st Reg-iment of Penn- 
sylvania Volunteers. He served in the Army of the Potomac 
until Aug-ust, 1864, at that time in the Shenandoah Valley, W. 
Va.; was wounded in the rig-ht arm, which disabled him from 
taking- an active part in further military service. In February, 
1865, was discharg-ed from service at Philadelphia, Pa. In 1869 
was elected a Representative to the Maine State Leg-islature on 
the Democratic ticket. In the same year became a member of 
Pythag-orean Lodg-e No. 11 of Fryeburg-, Me., and afterwards a 
member of Pentucket Lodg-e of Masons in Lowell, Mass. Since 
becoming- a member of Delta Lodg;e of Masons in Lovell, Me., 
he has served as Master for a period of three years. Has served 
as District Deputy Grand Master of the Eig-hteenth Masonic 
District for a term of two years. Has also attended the annual 
meeting-s of the Grand Lodg-e in some official capacity for the 
past nine years. Under President Cleveland's second adminis- 
tration he Served as postmaster at Lovell, Me., for the full term 
of four years. 

"Mr. and Mrs. Farring-ton have a pleasant home at Lovell 
Villag-e, where they now reside." 


The Lawrence, Mass., American, of Sept. 15, says: 
''Samuel B. Kimball, of Chicag-o, is visiting- friends in this 
city. Mr. Kimball has been a resident of the 'windy city' about 
25 years. He was formerly an alderman here, sitting- in the 
upper board in 1862 and 1863 under Mayor Wrig-ht. Mr. Kim- 
ball represented Ward 5 and was first elected to fill a vacancy 
caused by Luther Ladd, who resig-ned to become chief of the fire 
department. A 11 the other members of the board are dead. 
They were John C. Hoadley, who represented Ward 1, and was 
succeeded by James Byrom; W. R. Spalding- from Ward 2, Sam- 
uel M. Steadman, Thomas S. Stratton and Menziers C. An- 
drews. Mr. Kimball has a brother, Charles Kimball, who re- 
sides in Methuen." 

148 Kimball Family News 


The Pacific Coast Kimball Courier has been issued by Frank 
Willard Kimball of San Francisco. Its purpose was to adver- 
tise the Fourth Annual Reunion of October 6, and to furnish 
the prog-ram as given in this number of the Nkws. The Courier 
is a very unique little leaflet, which it is proposed to issue each 

The Kimball Courier says: "The names of over 2,500 per- 
sons of Kimball blood are noted in the Family History, and it 
is estimated that out of this number more than 1,000 are now 
living-." This estimate is very far from correct. The index of 
the History contains 48 pag-es of Kimball names alone, with 
three columns to the page and nearly two columns besides, say 
145 columns, with 75 names to the column, or over 10,850 Kini- 
ball names alone. It would be difficult to arrive at the names 
of Kimball blood, but it is safe to say they would more than 
double the number. As to the number now living, there are 
more than one thousand bearing the Kimball name now living 
in Massachusetts alone, and as many more of Kimball blood 
bearing other names. There is no telling how many thousands 
of real "Kimballs" are now living in the United States, nor how 
many other thousands of Kimball blood bearing other names. 
The female line has often been more prolific than the male line. 
Our California cousin expected one hundred to attend their re- 
union. Did they expect to corri 1 one-tenth of the whole tribe? 
They are "mighty" good and powerful out there, but not quite 
equal to that. 

The following is the program of the Pacific Coast -Fourth 
Annual Kimball Association held in San Francisco, October 
6, 1900: 

Informal Reception, 10 a. m. to 12 m. 

Lunch, 12 m. 

"Grace" — Captain Charles Lloyd Kimball, of Healdsburg. 

Address of Welcome — Vice President Roy Thurston Kim- 
ball, 12:^0 p. m. 

Vocal Solo — Mrs. Gracia Sprague Pillsbury, of San Fran- 

Vocal Solo — Miss Gertrude M. Kimball, of Oakland. 

Recitation — Mrs. Ada Jane (Winans) Kimball, of San 

Remarks — Captain Charles Lloyd Kimball, of Healdsburg. 

Recitation — Miss Gladys Marie Hobart, of Palo Alto. 

Remarks — John Carpenter Kimball, of San Francisco. 

Address, "The Women of the Kimball Family" — Mrs. Grace 
M. Kimball, of Oakland. 

October, 1900. ^ 149 

Speech — Frank Willard Kimball, of San Francisco. 
Instrumental Music — Mrs. Marj Louise (Kimball) Fitzsim- 
mons, of San Francisco. 

Remarks — Joseph Hoyt Kimball, of Oakland. 
Remarks — John Albion Kimball, of San Francisco. 
Remarks— Earnest Lee Kimball, of San Francisco. 
Business Meeting-, 3 p. m. 
Dancing-, 4 to 6 p. m. 

2383 Captain Charles Lloyd Kimball, Healdsburg", Cal. 

Dr. Margaret Viola Kimball, " *' 

Miss Edna Genevieve Kimball, " " 

Mrs. Lulu M. Davis, (Dr. d. by Ist h.) 446 38th street, Oakland, Cal. 

Berenice M. Davis, 446 38tli street, Oakland, Cal. 

Roy Thurston Kimball, 312 Clay street, San Francisco. 

William Wcodbury, Vallejo, Cal. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Gilman (Kimball) Woodbury, Vallejo, Cal. 

Mrs. Sarah Hattie (Kimball) Wright, 607 Guerrero St., Sau Francisco 

Miss Hattie Lucy Wright, " " '* 

George Abbott Rogers Kimball, Napa^ Cal. 

John Albion Kimball, 819 Market stieet, San Francisco. 

Frank Willard Kimball, " *' 

Mrs, Ada Jane (Winans) Kimball, " *' 

1832 John James Mann Kimball, 6 City Hall Square, San Francisco. 

Edwin Kimball, Walnut Creek, Alameda county, Cal. 

Charles Kimble, 1509 Taylor street, San Francisco. 

Mrs. Fannie (Wylie) Kimble, " " 

George Edward Kimble, " *' 

John Carpenter Kimball, 1714 Mason street, " 

Mrs. Lila (Lange) Kimball, " " 

Thomas Danforth Kimball, (grandson of 435 Richard, see News,) 

3781 17th street, San Francisco. 

Miss Grace Isabelle Kimball, " " 

Mrs. R. Lena (Kimball) Soule, 3264 Central avenue, Alameda, Cal. 

Harold Kimball Soule, 

Captain Albert F. Pill&bury, 1831 Fell street, San Francisco. 

Mrs. Gracia (Sprague) Pillsbury, " " 

Daniel S. Thompson, San Francisco. 

Mrs. Mary Louisa (Kimball) Fitzsimmons, 1603 Jones street, S. F. 

Elisha Barnum Kimball, 3025 Sacramento street, 

Mrs. Elsie (Dempster) Kimball, " 

Elma Lovisa Kimball, *' 

F Mrs. Mary Gilmer Dunn, 3719 33d street, 

U Mrs. Mattie Shartzer, " 

d. Miss Rebecca M. Kimball, (d. 1464 Charles P.K.) 2912 Hovrard st.,S.F 

s Rev. Theodore F. Burnham, Vallejo, Cal. 

1 50 ^ Kim Vail Family News 

Mrs. Lucia (Adams) Biirnham, (d. Caleb Kimball^ Adams, p. 616,) 
. " ; , Vallejo, Cal. 

Mrs. John Smalley Adams, 510 Albion street, Oakland, Cal. j , ■ 

Miss Carrie ^dams, " " 

(W. "and d. late Dr. J. S. A , son of Lemuel Adams, Jr., p. 616 ) 
Pag-e Mrs. Joan (Kiniball) Clark, Melrose, Alameda county, Cal. 
496 Miss Anna Amy Kimball, " " 

Mrs. Martha (Atwood) Kimball, (widow jjeo^-ge Prescott Kimball, p. 

713,) 220 Oak street, S. F. 
Mrs. George W. Kimball, ^ 4133^ FranMin st., " 

Miss Maud Foster vKim ball, ' " " 

(W. and d.'of G. P. K., p. 713.) 
Mrs. Elizabeth Alice (Kimball) Tapper, " - (res. San Jose) 

,; (Dau. 1499 T. D. K.; wife John, Bradford T upper.) 

(Note — Her sister is Mrs J. Q. A. Ballou, of Sari Jose.) 
Christian .Frederick Kimball (one of the Crerman Kimballs,) 318 Pine 

street, S. F. 
Miss Ldnora M. Reimers, (engaged to marry C. F. K ) San Francisco. 
c . Miss Laura Belle Kimball, (d. Moody Spofford Kimball, see News,) 
" 621 O'Farrell street, S. F. 
Ernest Lee Kimball, 130 Parker avenue, S. Fm ^ - 

Mrs. Sarah Kimball, ; •' " , 

Mrs. Grace M. Kimball, ' 805 11th street, Oakland, Cal. 

Miss Gertrude M. Kimball/ " ?"• - 

-.' (Widow an^ d. Levi Woodbury Kimball, 1967.) - 
Page J(oseph) Hoyt Kdriiball. 758 11th street, Oakland, Cal. 

514 Mrs. Alma E. (Bruce) Kimball, " " 

Mrs. Stella Bennett (George) Rotnor^ 1909 Leavenworth street, S. F. 

(D. 1215, and gr. d. Nancy (Currier) Kimball.) 
Mrs. Leonidas Kimball, : - 1002 Jackson street, " 

Leonid Kimball, (w. and d., 2088,) " ' 

1 • Frank Eugene Kimballv Power House, Alden, Alameda county, Cal. 
, Mrs. Mary. A. (dough) Kimball, widow 1765, Charles Bradbury Kim- 
ball,) Palo Alto, Cal. 
Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, " ^' 

Miss M'. Alice Kimball, " " 

Frank r; Stowe, ■ " " 

2435 Mrs. Edgar Hobart, " ^ -^ *' " 

Gladys Marie Hobart, '^" - n . tt' 

Mrs. William S. Lumsden, ' Suisun, " ' 

Jane Belle Lumsden, " *' ' , 

' Mary Amelia Lumsden, '^ in 

Franklin Tuthill Schott, (grandson of GeOrge Washington Kimball, 
... ' Jr, p. 344,) Palo Alto, Cal. 

2433 Mrs. Porter Banks Kimball, " . " 

Miss Porothy Kimball, . " , " : 

Miss Gertrude B. Kimball, ■ ■■''a ct ; 

Porter Banks KiinbaJl, Jr., * " " 

October, 1900. 151 


Cousin Sarah Louise Kimball, Secretary, writes: 

"We had a number of new faces with us at this Fourth Re- 
union, among- them one family spelling- the name Kimble, and 
one of our German cousins, Mr. Christian P. Kimball, a brig-ht 
young- attorney of this city, who bears a very strong- resem- 
blance to our family, notwithstanding- his German ancestry. 
You will remember an article in one of the earlier numbers of 
the News concerning- this branch of the family. Mr. Roy T. 
Kimball was General Manag-er, Chairman and President for the 

"I will tell you about this Kimble family. His name is 
Charles Kimble, and he was born at Dowag-aic, Cass county, 
Mich. His father was Harrison Kimble, who lived in Indiana, 
near Klkhart, and also in Michig-an; married Majesta Whiting-, 
daug-hter of Dr. Jeremiah Whiting-, of Cayuga or Seneca, N. Y.; 
Harrison Kimble died in 1885, ag*ed 78 years. His father was 
Jacob Kimble, of Pike, county, Pennsylvania. This Charles 
Kimble is employed at the Union Iron Works in this city; his 
wife's name is Fannie (Wylie) Kimble, and they have one son, 
Georg-e Edward Kimble, born January 31, 1890, in San Fran- 
cisco. Can you tell me about this Jacob Kimble, of Pike coun- 
ty, Pennsylvania? 

"At the business meeting- the first thing- considered was the 
matter of org-anization and name. A committee consisting- of 
John Albion Kimball, Frank Willard Kimball and Mrs. Joan 
(Kimball) Clark was appointed to perfect org-anization, and to 
choose a name. This committee is to report at the next reunion 
in 1901, and they are also to select a place and date for holding- 
that reunion. John Simpson Kimball was elected President for 
the coming- year, Frank Willard Kimball Vice-President, Roy 
Thurston Kimball Treasurer for life and Sarah Louise Kimball 
was elected Secretary for life. It was the general opinion that 
we should adopt the coat-of-arms as oUr family emblem." 

The News gives herewith some of the papers read and ad- 
dresses made at this Reunion. It was the first purpose to hold 
this gathering at Mt. Tamalpais, and some of these letters were 
written with that understanding as will be seen. The President 
of the Association was not able to be present, but sent a letter 
here given. 


Olympia, Wash., Oct. 2, 1900. 
Dear Kimball Cousins on Mt. Tamalpais: 

Please accept hearty greetings from one necessarily absent 
from the Annual Reunion of 1900. 

Is it not a spontaneous query to many, what would our Very 

152 Kimball Family News 

Great Grandfather Richard have thoug-ht could he have looked 
forward to this occasion, and realized that, today, his voyag-e 
across the Atlantic, his industrious life and sterling- virtues, and 
the confidence with which he was honored by his townsmen in 
Ipswich, Mass., would be reverently and g-ratefully remembered 
by his descendants, dwelling-, 266 years later, on the then un- 
known shores of the Pacific? 

Surely it would have surpassed his utmost belief, even as it 
is beyond our own g-rasp of thoug-ht to fully realize the vastness 
of the chang-es wroug-ht in these past centuries. 

So far as we know, this is the first occasion when the Kim- 
ball Clans meet on mountain top to honor our revered ancestor's 
memory; to take each other by the hand in fraternal interview; 
to remember, the widely-scattered branches of our family, and to 
wish all present and absent members much joy and prosperity 
in whatever portion of the New Century may be individually 
allotted by a kind Providence. 

You gather today, not in Hig-hland plaid, with bonnet and 
spear to march throug-h brake and fen to take the lofty heights, 
but, O! how different from the ways of the Clans of old, peace- 
fully seating yourselves in a car are quickly raised to the peak 
which, through this gathering, becomes more widely known in 
our family annals. 

Be assured, I am with you in spirit; I wish that my family 
and myself were therS in bodily presence. 

May this day prove a happy one to you all. A better wish 
I may not send you than that, through its impulses tbere may 
come to every one of us a deeper meaning and longing to realize 
the truth of the words of Prof. Swing, when he says: 

"As all the stars are pervaded by one law, in one law live 
and move and have their being, so all minds that reason and all 
hearts that beat, act in one empire of one king; and of that 
vast kingdom, the law the most sweeping, the most eternal, is 
the law of loving kindness." 

Fraternally yours, 

W1L1.1AM Parker Kimball. 


Mr. President, Cousins, Ladies and Gentlemen; 

For more than a year I have looked forward with anticipa- 
tions of joy and delight for this occasion. Certainly to grasp 
the hands and look into the faces of so many, all descendants of 
one family, is a pleasure sublime, a pleasure rare, a joy unal- 
loyed. The coming together of members of a family in a re- 
union such as this can but serve to enkindle a deeper love for 
kindred, engender a stronger and more abiding devotion for 
home and country, and promote more stalwart patriotism. 

October, 1900. 153 

We Americans — the descendants of the first born of liberty 
divine — love to declare that "all men are free and equal before 
the law;" we revere, and rig-htly, too, the names of Washing-- 
ton, of Lincoln and. of Grant, and are prouder in our citizen- 
ship that these add g"lory to the illustrious history of this nation. 
But the foundation of our free institutions is not secured merely 
in maintaining- the sentiment of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence, neither is it the g^reat men, so to speak, that shape the 
character of a nation. In the influences g-enerated bj such 
gathering's as these Kimball reunions, in our deyotion as a 
people to our families, and our love for the cherished associa- 
tions of which the family is the creator, is found our stability 
as a nation. 

If in the history of the world, the Semitic race and the 
Aryan have ruled its thoug-ht and civilization, the Aryan has 
indeed been the more powerful factor. Representing-, with a 
few slig-ht exceptions, the nations dwelling- between the Gang-es 
and the Atlantic, as well as including- the people of the Ameri- 
can Republic, the Aryan race is supreme in every department of 
modern life. And all this because the family has been the unit 
of the social fabric. Rig-ht here permit me to say that I do not 
fear contradiction from any competent authority on political 
science when I say that the study of the single family on its 
homestead today would yield richer scientific knowledge and 
more practical results in the great social sciences than almost 
any other single element in the social world. With the late Dr. 
Mulford I agree that the family is the most important question 
that has come before the American people since the close of the 
Rebellion. In this connection let me call your attention to a 
statement made in a recent number of a prominent American 
magazine by a writer who is qualified to speak on the subject. 
In discussing the benefits derived from a whole-soul love of 
family ancestry, and the knowledge of our genealogical lines 
which gives this love, the writer referred to says that unques- 
tionably people are deterred from committing crime as a result 
of this family pride, this conscious knowledge of an honorable 
ancestral line. A practical illustration of the truth of this 
statement may serve you to more fully appreciate its importance 
and for this purpose I cite a work entitled, "The Jukes," written 
B. L. Dugdale. In this work we find that in seven generations 
; a single neglected family bequeathed to the world twelve hund- 
red descendants, a large majority of whom were idiots, imbe- 
; ciles, drunkards, lunatics, paupers, prostitutes and criminals. 
j In this wretched family the God-blessed conditions of which I 
V, have spoken did not obtain. In other words the love for family 
/^ancestry had run cold. On the other hand, the Kimball family, 
^of which we here assembled have the honor to be a part, has 

154 Kimball Family News 

records to show that along- the whole line of over three hundred 
years since the birth of our first American ancestor, there have 
been no events connected with the family for which we need to 
blush. The family has ever been eminently respectable. Its 
members have uniformly been good citizens. They have done 
their part in building- up this great nation along all the avenues 
of industry, commerce, art, literature, science, religion and 

Let us then consecrate ourselves anew to the family. Let 
us contribute our mite to make it as glorious in the generations 
that are to come, as it has been in the generations that we have 
left behind. Let us keep lighted on every Kimball hearthstone 
the fires of virtue, of liberty and of patriotism, not only that 
they maj be a force and inspiration to us, but that the glow and 
radiance going forth from them may be a guide for others to 
follow, and thus preserve unto the children of men, even to the 
latest generation, the rich heritage which is ours today. 

After the delivery of this address Chairman Roy Kimball 
called upon Dr. Burnham, of Vallejo, who responded in a very 
happy way, and among other things said that, not being a Kim- 
ball, he had done the next best thing, married one — Lucia 
Adams, a daughter of Caleb Kimball Adams, the son of Lem.uel 
and Betsey (Kimball) Adams, of Sutton, N. H. Dr. Burnham 
also said, referring to Frank's statement that there were no 
prison records in our family, that he thought it a very good idea 
to take off one's door plate if the sheriff called for one. 

The Nkws has several other papers, letters, etc., read at 
this Reunion for which no space is left at our command. They 
will receive attention hereafter. These California Kimball Re- 
unions excel all others in interest and regularity. They afford 
occasions to which our Pacific Coast cousins look forward and 
welcome with satisfaction and profit. They might be dupli- 
cated in a score of other places if — if — Well, if 

The Monitor, Barton, Vt., Oct. 8, contains these items: 

Fred Kimball, of Westmore, has sold his farm, stock' and 
farm implements. 

A three-year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kimball, of 
West Derby, fell from a high chair Sept. 30 and received injuries 
that caused its death. 

S. C. Kimball, of Barton Landing, advertises a large sale 
of stock, including blooded horses, and a large lot of farming 

Ralph Kimball received a severe scalp wound and had a 
lung pierced by a rib in a railroad accident at North Derby 
Wednesday, October 3. 

October, 1900. 155 


KimbaJl Brothers are manufacturers of steam and hand 
power elevators at Anamosa, Iowa. 

Albert K. Kimball is a hotel keeper in Knowlton, P. Q. His 
father Albert Kimball was born in Charleston, Mass., and went 
to Canada earlj in the century. 

The Missouri Valley Kimball Reunion for 1900 will be held 
in Manhattan, Kansas, Saturday, October 27. All Kimballs 
and all of Kimball connection are invited to attend. 

Sherman T. Kimball, of Chicag'o, charg-es one J. C. Holen- 
shade, an iron manufacturer, with obtaining- $1,100 under false 
pretences, and it is thought that he has fled to Canada. 

Miss Laura Kimball, daug-hter of J. W. Kimball, of Bur- 
lington, Kansas, accidently shot herself in the breast with a 
rifle, Sept. 28, and at last accounts but little hope was had of 
her recovery. 

It is anticipated that Mrs. Potter Palmer will reach Chicago 
in time for the great horse show, which event will mark the 
closing days of October and the beginning of November. En- 
tertaining in honor of guests from other cities will be most elab- 
orate, leading society men and women having already begun 
plans for innumerable dinners, dances and a fox hunt without 
the fox. Among the entertainers will be C K. G. Billings, 
Mrs. Arthur Caton, R. Hall McGormick and C. P. Kimball. 
Everybody is gettihg his costume ready and having it fashioned 
out of the hunting green, and mikado j ellow. Parties will at- 
tend the show from Cincinnati, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Cleve- 
land, Omaha and Des Moines. — Chicago Record, Oct. 9, 1900. 

Some time ago the Philippines Company charged Col. Amos 
S. Kimball, United States Assistant Quartermaster General of 
New York, with being a party to . a conspiracy by which their 
business was ruined. The suit brought also included the Inter- 
national Express Company. As a government official was 
involved, the War Department investigated the matter with 
the result that Colonel Kimball was found to have had . no 
connection with the case. The Philippines Company sued for 
$100,000 damages, and the case is now against the International 
Express Company. The government finding in regard to Col. 
Kimlpall was that he "acted in the whole matter in a perfectly 
honorable manner, and in all the transactions referred to in the 
complaint looked only to securing to the government the best 
terms and the best service obtainable, ^it\i fairness to all and 
with favor to none." 

156 Kimball Family News 


The 15th Massachusetts Regimental Association dedicated 
its monument on Antietam battlefield, September 17, 1900. The 
exercises beg-an at 10 o'clock, the very hour the regiment was 
eng-ag-ed in battle, thirty-eight years before. Gen. J. W. Kim- 
ball, who commanded the regiment in the battle, delivered the 
address. In the 20 minutes in which they were engaged 75 were 
killed and over 200 wounded. 

The monument, which cost $2,000, is of Troy granite, 
stands 12 feet high, and is surmounted by a lion. The names 
of those killed and wounded are inscribed thereon. 

The address was an historical outline of the regiment's ser- 
vice, and was characterized by a true patriotic sentiment as 
becomes a soldier of today, whether he saw service in one army 
or the other. 

See History p. 841. Gen. Kimball was elected State Audi- 
tor of Massachusetts in 1893, and still holds the office, but is 
not now a candidate for re-election. 


In Maiden, Mass., June 27, at First Congregational church, 
Miss Cora E. Davis, daughter of Councilman D. W. Davis, and 
Mr. John N. Kimball, of West Medford. The best man was 
Mr. D. D. Kimball, brother of the groom. A reception was 
held at the home of the bride, 58 Wyoming;" aveAue, and was at- 
tended by guests from Boston, Brookline, Somerville, Medford, 
West Medford and Portland. 

Also on June 27, at the home of the bride's father. Miss 
Cordelia Kimball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah B. Kim- 
ball, of Maplewood, and Mr. Edward S. Hopkins, of Boston. 
The bridesmaid was Miss P'rancis S. Kimball, sister of the bride, 
and the best man was Mr J. N. Hopkins, brother of the groom. 
The reception was" attended by 200 friends of the bride and 
groom from Boston, South Boston, Maiden, Melrose and Somer- 
ville. Mr. and Mrs- Hopkins will reside at 76 Columbia street, 

Of course every one has read of the great trial trip on the 
Pacific Coast of the new battleship Wisconsin, which excelled 
even the celebrated Oregon. Her commander is Capt. Albert 
F. Pillsbury. His wife is a niece of Thomas Danforth Kimball 
and of Moses Coombs Kimball, of San Francisco. They were 
all at the late Kimball Reunion. 

October, 1900. 157 


E. A. Kimball, of Chicag-o, (No. 1875), the Christian 
Science lecturer, is covering- the whole country, and is today, 
perhaps, the most notable promoter of the doctrines ot Mrs. 
Eddy. The Chicago Record of October 10 says: "Twelve thous- 
and people throng-ed the Coliseum last nig-ht to listen to Edward 
A. Kimball, chairman of the international board of lectureship 
of the mother church of Christian science at Boston, speak on 
the 'Cause and Scientific Cure of Disease.' The audience was 
made up mainly of Christian Scientists, who warmly applauded 
the speaker, but there were also present many persons to whom 
the teaching's of Mrs. Mary Eddy, the founder of the science, 
were new. Mr. Kimball beg-an as follows: 'By way of justifi- 
cation of this vast audience I declare to you that Christian 
Science in its nature and influence includes nothing- but supreme 
g-ood for all mankind. It is primarily and essentially a relig"ion. 
As a relig-ious denomination we have no need nor disposition to 
quarrel over relig-ion or to eng-ag-e in unseemly controversy. We 
deprecate the evil of relig-ious strife and deplore the facility 
with which sectarianism denounces everything- unlike itself.' " 


A report of the services of Memorial Day in Canton and 
Sharon, Mass., under the auspices of Revere Post, No. 94, G. A. 
R., has been issued in pamphlet form. It contains much matter 
of local interest and the very eloquent and patriotic address de- 
livered at Sharon by the Rev. John C. Kimball, chaplain of the 
8th Massachusetts Volunteers. We are all proud of this popu- 
lar orator, who is always in demand on popular occasions. His 
addresses are always timely, abounding- in g-reat thoug-hts and 
enlivened with enoug-h of wit and story to g-ive them zest. The 
American soldier is a citizen soldier, and this was the subject 
on this occasion. Our readers would enjoy its perusal, and we 
have to reg-ret to say we are unable to reproduce it. 

The Boston Christian Register of October 4, also contains a 
strong, practical paper on "Accidents and Disasters in Their 
Relation to a Divine Providence" by the same orator and writer. 
The recent calamity at Galveston affords the topic, which is 
treated with great power. 

Charles H. Kimball, a well-known carpenter of Salem. 
Mass., fell from the roof a house Sept. 26, and was instantly 
killed. He was 73 years old, and a veteran of the civil war. 
He resided with his daughter, Mrs. William H. Pollock. He 
also left another daughter, Mrs. J. F. Rust, of Essex. 

158 Kimball Family News 


We are certain that some of our readers who are not in- 
formed will be glad to hear from the editor of the Kimball 
Family History, even thoug-h there be nothing encourag-ing- to 
say. It is generally known that Mr. Morrison has been in poor 
health for several years. As the News has before stated, he 
sold his old homestead at Canobie Lake, N. H., last spring and 
removed to Derrj, which is his present address. He has suffered 
a second stroke of paralysis, which he says "leaves him a wreck 
of his former self," and of course prevents his doing much writ- 
ing. The News has the best of reasons for knowing the wa^m 
place Mr. Morrison holds in the hearts of members of the Kim- 
ball Family. We have frequent reminders of this regard in 
correspondence from all parts of the country. Mr. Morrison 
was not the first to compile a sketch of the Family or a part of 
it. This was first done by the Hon. John Kimball No. 1599 of 
Concord, N. H., who published a history of his ancestor Joseph, 
and which of course took up only one branch of the family. The 
several volumes of American Ancestry treat sparingly and dis- 
jointedly of the Kimball as it necessarily does of many other 

Previous to Prof. Morrison's work very complete genealog- 
ical histories had been published of several families. He had 
himself compiled one of the Morrison family. As he has him- 
self stated he then became interested in his mother's side, which 
was the Kimball family. In his preface to the History he re- 
lates some of the difficulties he first encountered, and of the 
meeting with Prof. Sharpies, who rendered such efficient aid, 
and who is still doing much, as our readers well know. But it 
was to the industry and searching ability of Prof. Morrison that 
we owe the great and connected history of the family from the 
time of Richard the emigrant down to the present. While 
many individuals were omitted, and in some cases whole lines or 
branches not reported, on the whole the record is so full and 
complete that it is seldom difficult to ferret out and fill up all 
omissions. It is this that gives special value to the history and 
that places the family under obligations to Mr. Morrison that 
will never be repaid. 

Dr. Grace N. Kimball, for years assistant physician at Vas- 
sar College, and formerly a missionary to Turkey whom the 
Sultan expressly forbid to return to that country, has severed 
her connection with Vassar in order to devote her time to her 
private practice. Hist. p. 422-23, News p. 360, Nov. and Dec, 

October, 1900. 159 


The Grand Marias, Mich., Leader, of Sept. 20, 1900, con- 
tains the following- notice of the death of Georg-e Kimball. He 
was a descendant of Amos Kimball No. 286, and a brother of 
Mrs. E. M. Cad J, of Port Huron, Mich. The History p. 1150 
in appendix makes some corrections, and the Nkws pp. 320, 338- 
39-378-79 and 390, gives further mention of the family. The 
Leader says: 

"Mr. Georg-e Kimball of Duluth, was stricken with apoplexy 
Saturday ev^ening- at 9 o'clock, and died Sunday morning- at 2:30. 
He had been in poor health for several months prior to his pass- 
ing- away, but of lajte was much improved. 

"Mr. Kimball's daughter, Mrs. William McPherson of this 
place, was apprised of her father's death early Sunday and left 
that evening- for Duluth. 

"Mr. Kimball was for several years woods superintendent 
for the Manistique Lumbering- Company, during- which time 
himself and family were residents of this place. Two and a 
half years ago he was transferred to Duluth, where he held a 
similar position with Alg^er, Smith & Co. 

"Mr. Kimball was well known and held in hig-h esteem by the 
residents of this community, and the news of his death was 
received with profound sorrow by all. 

"The deceased was 58 years of age, and leaves two child- 
ren, a son and daug^hter, to m.ourn his loss. A brother also re- 
sides here, Mr. A. J. Kimball. 

"The funeral was conducted by the Masonic fraternity of 
Duluth, from the Cong-regational church, at 2:30 Tuesday after- 
noon. The remains were escorted to the depot by the Frater- 
nity, from whence, accompanied by Wm. McPherson, they were 
taken to Port Huron for burial in the family lot at that place. 
Mrs. Kimball was too ill to take the journey, hence Mrs. Mc- 
Pherson remained with her. 

"The floral tributes from Palestine Lodg-e No. 79, and Ionic 
Lodge No. 186, F. & A. M. of Duluth, and other friends, were 
in profusion." 

In the case of the Central Trust Co., of New York, ag-ainst 
the United States Flour Milling- Company, Judg-e Lacombe has 
appointed Samuel Thomas, of New York, Charles E. Kimball, 
of Summit, N. J., and Albert G. Loring-, of Minneapolis, re- 
ceivers to take charge of the mortg-ag-ed premises of the defend- 
ant company. C. E. Kimball is also a receiver for one or two 
railroads. He seems to be a favorite in the courts for receiver- 
ship busincFs. He is one of the best of business men. 

160 Kimball Family News 


Mrs. Harry W. Kimball, of Norway, Maine, committed sui- 
cide by jumping from a New York boat on its way to Portland, 
Aug-ust 26. She was married June 20, and had been suffering- 
from nervous prostration, and to seek relief had been sent to 
New Jersey to visit friends in hopes of relief. 

She had a mother and sisters in different parts of New Jer- 
sey. Thinking that she was better, Mrs. Kimball started for 
home to join her husband at Norway. It is thought that the 
heat in New York must have affected her and that this was the 
cause of her suicide. 

Harry W. Kimball is a native of North Bridgton, the son 
of Horace C. Kimball. He has been for some time a clerk in a 
grocery store at Norway. 

Mrs. Harry Kimball was a sister of Mrs. J. J. Gibb, wife of 
a well-known Newark, N. J., lawyer, whose guest she had been 
for four weeks when she left for her home. She had suffered 
for years from a nervous affection that had at times caused tem- 
porary mental aberration. 

Miss Gibb, her niece, who accompanied her to the steamer, 
says she appeared to be rational, though suffering much from 
her nervous trouble, when she boarded the boat. Miss Gibb is 
prostrated by the event and is confined to her room. 

J. J. Gibb, brother-in-law of the drowned woman, said to a 
reporter today: 

"My wife's sister had an eventful career. She was about 30 
years old. She became the wife of Harry W. Kimball on June 
20 last. Before that she was the widow of a young- man named 
Woodsun, who was Kimball's dearest friend. 

"Her maiden name was Estelle H. Hubbard, and as such 
she was widely known in musical circles in New York City. 
She was the possessor of a magnificent soprano voice and an 
accomplished pianist. She was soprano singer at the South Re- 
formed church. Fifth avenue, between 22d and 23d streets 

"She decided about eight years ago to go into g-rand opera, 
and studied under a well-known master. During her studies 
she frequently gave public concerts in Chickering and Steinway 
halls. Her career as a grand opera singer was interrupted by 
her nervous affliction." 

The body was found near Newport, R. I., and was taken to 
Maine and buried in the family cemetery. 

A Musical Festival was the closing event of the season at 
"The Pines" in Groveland, Mass., where Oscar Kimball, of Bos- 
ton, played the cornet, in which part he has a more than local 

uiimball^ family uLews 

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At his home in Bristol, R. I., Oct. 11, 1900, William B. 
Kimball celebrated with his family and friends his ninetieth 
birthday. Of vig-orous frame, strong- personality and a deg-ree 
of independence that is wonderful, this man, who is looking- 
back on nine decades, appears fully twenty years young-er than 
he really is. •, His vig-or, both mentally and physically, is re- 
tained to a remarkable deg-ree with his well preserved features. 
William Batty Kimball, the son of Amos and Hannah Kdmunds 
Kimball, was born in Warwick, R. I., Oct. 11, 1810. His birth 
place was on a- farm coming- from his paternal g^randmother, 
Mary Batty Kimball. The place was known as Natick Hill. 
When four ^years -old his father boug-ht a home in Natick villag-e 
•on the banks of the Patuxet river, where there were two cotton 

162 Kimball Family News 

mills in operation. He spent his boyhood days in this village 
attending school. When nine years old he was crippled for 
several years from a cut near the knee cap of the right leg. In 
1822 his father died, and two years later his mother passed 
away. They left four children. Mr. Kimball's eldest sister, 
Mrs. James G. Bowen, died in 1896 in the 90th year of her age. 
His youngest sister, Mrs. Roswell Butler, of Coventy, R. I., is 
now living in her 88th year, comparatively vigorous both in 
mind and body. Mr. Kimball is the eighth in descent from 
Richard Kimball, who settled in Massachusetts in 1634. In 
April, 1828, Mr. Kimball was in a cotton factory as overseer, re- 
maining until 1829, when the company failed. After a briet 
period at school he returnel to Natick and engaged as overseer 
of spinning and weaving- until March, 1832, when in company 
with another man they commenced making cotton cloth for a 
man by the name of Arnold, there being a store connected 
with the premises where he furnished goods for the employes of 
the factory, this being his first venture in mercantile aifairs. In 
October, 1834, he engaged as superintendent with the Rockland 
Cotton Manufacturing Company at South Scituate, remaining in 
that position until 1843, when the property was sold. Mr. Kim- 
ball was married in July, 1842^, to Sarah W. Rounds, daughter 
of Parley Rounds. Five children were born of the union, only 
two living to manhood. Willic^m F-, born in Scituate, Feb. 17, 
1844, died m New York City May 29, 1899. (Lawyer) Charles 
E., born in Bristol September 24, 1856. He is a graduate of 
Brown University, and is now president of the Chicago, Peoria 
& St. Louis R. R.; of&ce, 27 Pine street. New York, and lives 
in Summit, N. J. In 1847 Mr. Kimball was elected State Sena- 
tor from Scituate. He was agent for the Hartford Manufactur- 
ing Company in 1849 at South Glastonbury, Conn., remaining 
there until 1851, when the mills were sold He was next em- 
ployed by William Imlay as agent for the Poquonack paper 
mills in the town of Windsor, Conn. Returning to his old home 
in North Scituate in 1853, remained a short time and in April, 

1855, removed to Bristol as superintendent of the Pokanoket 
Manufacturing Companj 's mill which was burned in February, 

1856. In the same year he entered the grocery and market bus- 
iness on the corner of Hope and Church streets, remaining there 
until 1870, when he retired from active business pursuits. He 
was school committeeman in Bristol for several years. Mr. K. 
is much taken with the cultivation of flowers. He has rare 
taste in arranging them and has the best results in his work 
He has been and still is a great reader. His home is beautifully 
situated on the corner of Hope and Smith streets, where he has 
an admirable view of Bristol harbor, islands and channels of old 
Narragansett bay. He has lived in the same house 45 j^ears. 

November, 1900. 163 

Mrs. Kimball, wife of W. B. Kimball, is ten years young-er than 
her husband. She taug-ht school in her young- days. The 
reception was held from 3 to 8 p. m. It was informal in charac- 
ter and quite a number were present from out of town. Poems 
were read dedicated to Mr. Kimball by Providence friends. 
Charles E. Kimball was present and assisted in receiving- and 
entertaining. There were many presents, one being- an eleg-ant 
"Regina" music box from Charles K- and wife, with a beautiful 
cabinet to stand it on. The g-uests numbered about 100. 

TO W. B. KIMBALL, OCT. II, 18TO-1900. 
Bring- flowers, young- flowers, a wreath I'll twine, 
A crown for that mind-written brow of thine; 
A radiant wreath, not one drooping" spray 
Shall dim with ill omen thy natal day. 
The rose that has thorns I would not bring- 
In my simple g-arland, so false a thing-. 
Did I the leaves of thy destiny twine, 
No thorn should approach a thoug-ht of thine. 
Of the flow'ret I'd bring you've often heard told, 
How brightly its petals of blue unfold. 
And oft we've repeated its name to tell 
What no other words breathe half so well; 
Then know ye ihe flower so dear to me, 
The flower that tonight shall my off 'ring be. 
That flow'ret age hallows the loneliest spot. 
And its name is my boon Forget-me-not. 

Dictated by M. G. Sigafoss, Providence, R. I. 

TO W. B. KIMBALL, OCT. II, 181O--1900. 
Ninety years. Oh ! where are they? 
Gone as a watch, a night, a day, 
And he whose earthly span they tell, 
Has bid them all a glad farewell ; 
For as the 7 passed, he made his own, 
The fruit, the grain, that had been sown. 
All fields he plowed, all harvests reaped, 
Wherever vintage rare was heaped. 
He garnered e'er the better part 
And richly stored both mind and heart; 
Oh ! lightly pass the storms o'er one 
Who never notes the set cf sun, 
^ But calm, serene, in darkest night, 

Walks surely on by inward light. 
The years that haply still remain 
Shall see not his strong spirit wane; 
For life immortal now and here 

164 Kimball Family News 

Is his whose spirit knows not fear; 
From Death to Life already past 
The soul awaits its home more vast. 
Where veil of flesh rent evermore, 
'Twill hail with joy the "Open Door." 

Stella J. Morse, Providence, R. I. 


The portrait of William Batty Kimball g-iven herewith is 
from a photog-raph taken twenty years ag-o, when he was seventy 
years old. 

No mention is made in the History of this prominent fam- 
ily. On pag-e 83 it is said that Amos, the second son of Dean 
Kimball^ (Joseph^ John^ Richard^) married Mary Battey, who 
was doubtless the paternal g-randmother mentioned. The Amos 
who married Hannah Edmunds,' the father of the subject of the 
above sketch, was probably the son of Amos^ It would be in- 
teresting- to know more of the descendants of Dean Kimball. 
For one or two g^enerations something- is g-iven with some detail, 
but later on the record is very incomplete. Of the children of 
Dean nothing- is said of Amos beyond the fact that he married 
Mary Battey, nor of Sarah except that she married Benjamin 
Burg-ess. Of Elizabeth and Rhoda only the names are men- 
tioned. His son Joshua^ had nine children, but only one. Dean*', 
is g-iven as the head of a family, and he married Celestia Kim- 
ball. Of the g-randchildren of Dea^^ the family of Joshua 
seems to have become extinct, (p. 276 ,. Of Benjamin's fourteen 
children three became heads of families besides Celestia, who, 
according- to the history, married her uncle Dean, as above men- 
tioned. (History p. 277), Of Amy's five children only the 
names are mentioned. Of Dean's five only one, Benjamin, is 
given as head of a family, only one of Jarvis's four, and none 
of Abig-ail's six. From this it is clear that this family record is 
very incomplete. 

Mrs. Joanna Kimball, widow of Francis E. Kimball, of 
West Quincy, Mass., died in the city hospital Aug-ust 3. 

Ethel S., the 4-year-old daug-hter of James J. Kimball, of 
Cambridg-e, died of diphtheria Aug-ust 27. 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Kimball, of Somerville, Mass., sailed 
for Eng-land October 6. 

November, 1900. 



(Betsey (Kimball) Adams^ fifth child of Caleb Kimball^ 
and Sarah (Sawyer) Kimball, of Kimball Hill, Sutton, N. H., 
b. Aug-. 29, 1777, d. Sept. 22, 1833, m. Feb., 1801, Lemuel 
Adams, Sr. (See Fam. History, pp. 614, 615, 616, also Nkws, 
Oct., 1899, pp. 355, 356, for g-enealog-y. ) Miss Carrie Tompkins 
Adams, 510 Albion street, Oakland, Cal., the g-reat grand- 
daug-hter of Betsey (Kimball) Adams, wishes to secure a pic- 
ture of her g-reat g-reat g-randfather, Caleb Kimball^ and hopes 
that some of the Kimball cousins, readers of the Nkws, will be 
able to assist her.) 

• Capt. F. M. Kimball, of Topeka, recently met with a loss 
in the burning- of his barn. In the building- were stored a g-ood 
many family and war relics that were hig-hly valued. It was 
the work of an incendiary, and his was only one of several that 
were burned. Our cousin at once offered a heavy reward for the 
conviction of the barn burner, and while he was not discovered, 
the business at once came to an end. 

Rt. Wor. D. D. G. M. Frederick A Kimball, of Ipswich, 
Mass., is a prominent lodg-e man of the old town. 

166 Kimball Family News 

Sttpplemental Notes to Family History. 


Editor Kimball News : 

Dear Sir: — On page 41, vol. 1, Kimball Genealog-y, eig-hth 
child of John Kimball and Mary Bradstreet is Abig-ail, b, Mar. 
22, 1667, married first Oct. 14, 1689, ^Isaac Kstey, b. in Tops- 
field, Mass., about 1656. His name appears with others who 
took the oath of alleg-iance and fidelity to Charles II in January, 
1677. In 1681 his minister's rate was seven shilling's and one 
penny, his father's being- one pound and three shillings, and his 
brother Joseph's seven shillings and nine pence. In 1689 and 
1691 he was chosen one of the surveyors of highways, and in 
1694 was chosen constable. In 1696 he was one of the selectmen 
of the town. He left a will dated March 16, 1713-14, which 
was probated May 3, 1714. 


i Mary, bap, Feb. 15, 1691-93; m. Sept. 10, 1713, John Per- 
ii Abigail, bap. Jan. 8, 1692-93; m. May 32, 1713, Joseph Cum- 

mings, and died of small pox Jan. 10, 1739-30. 
iii Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1694; m. Dec. 1, 1714, Capt. Joseph Cum- 

ming-s, and died before 1751. 
iv Isaac, b. Nov. 20, 1696. 
V Aaron, b. Feb. 16, 1698-99. 
vi Jacob, b. June 28, 1700. 
vii Hannah, b. May 18, 1703; m. Jan. 5, 1720-31, Isaac Cum- 

viii Richard, bap. April 7, 1706; d. about 1784; m. May 7, 1738, 
Ruth, dau. of William and Mary Fiske, of Ipswich, b. 
Oct. 18, 1709. Be lived in Rowley until 1764, when he 
removed with their sons, John, Zebulon and Richard, 
to a settlement lately formed by New Eng-land colon- 
ists on the hanks of the St. John river. New Bruns- 
wick, called Maug-erville. Richard Esty was one of 
the signers of the original covenant of the Congrega- 
tional church founded there. He left numerous de- 
scendants in N. B , and many now living in the U. S.; 
W. P. Esiy, of Fredericton, and James A. Estey, of St. 
John, are among them, 
ix Rebecca, bap. Aug. 8, 1708: m. first Nov. 12, 1729, Preserved 
Tucker, of Stoughton; m. second, April 7, 1743, 
Matthais Puffer, of Stoughton. 
X Moses, bap. Sept. 6, 1712; m. Sept. 8 1736, Eunice Peug- 
ville; removed to Enfield, Ct., in 1752, and in 1756 to 

November, 1900. 167 

Bucks county, Pa., and later to iSew Jersey. He had 
one son, Capt. Moses, of Morristown, N. J., who was 
a soldier in the Revolution. The late Judg-e David 
Kirkpatrick Este, of Cincinnati, O., was a descendant; 
also Chas. Este, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

^Isaac Estey married Mary, daughter of William and Joannah 
(Blessing-) Towne. She was born at Yarmouth, Nor- 
folk county, Eng"., and baptised at St. Nicholas church 
Aug. 24, 1634. She was arrested as a witch April 21, 
1692, kept in jail till May 18, when she was released. 
On May 21 a second warrant was procured and she was 
» taken from her home at midnight, carried to Salem 
jail and placed in chains. She wac tried, found guilty 
and sentenced to death, and on the 22d of September, 
1692, she was executed vi^ith seven others. 

iJeferey Estey. 

Tljat is what the Boston Globe sajs of the Pitts-Kimball 
Co.'s new department store. The company suffered a severe 
loss bj fire in May last. The new store is greatly enlarg-ed and 
the Globe says is one of the g-reatest in the country and refresh- 
in g-ly attractive. The vice president of the company is Rufus 
H. Kimball (Hist. p. 938), who is a son of Rufus C. Kimball, 
whose portrait is opposite page 645 of the history. 

The late General John M. Palmer, of Illinois, who was 
Democratic gold standard candidate for President in 1896, mar- 
ried for his second wife in 1888 Mrs. Hannah M. Kimball, of 
Springfield, 111. She is a most cultured and refined woman, and 
as the helpmeet of the general had proved of great assistance in 
aiding him to the success he achieved in the later years of his 
life. In his early life he was known throughout the nation as 
an anti-slavery Democrat, and was afterwards Governor of his 

Captain Pillsbury, of San Francisco, had command of the 
Santa Fe Companj 's new ferry steamer, the San Pablo, on its 
trial trip. She is the fastest sidewheel boat in the bay. The 
trip was a great success, many Santa Fe officials being on 
board. Captain Pillsbury commanded the battleship Wisconsin 
as stated in the last Nbws. He attended the reunion. 

Willard Kimball, No. 2080, is director of the University of 
Nebraska School of Music at Lincoln. He was for a long time 
director of the Conservatory of Grinnell, Iowa. 

168 Kimball Family News 



addrkss by j. hoyt kimball, of oakland. 
Mr. Prkside:nt and Kinfolk : 

For the past year and a half that I have been living- in Cal- 
ifornia, I have been looking- forward to this, the first annual re- 
union of the Kimball family of the Pacific Coast at which I 
could be present, and I assure you it g-ives me even more pleasure 
than I had anticipated. To meet face to face and g-rasp the 
hands of so many lineal descendants of our common ancestor, 
Richard Kimball, the emig-rant, this occasion is remarkable to 
me, in that our Puritan ancestor landed on the Atlantic Coast 
of this continent while we meet to cement the bond of kinship 
on the Pacific Coast. What a stretch of mountain, plain and 
river lies between that point and this, and what a chang-e in that 
country in the 266 years since our ancestor landed there. The 
Pilg-rims and Puritans who settled New Eng-land, althoug-h a 
wonderful people, were not perfect or entirely consistent. The 
Pilg-rims came to America not to found a nation nor to sever 
their political ties with the mother country, but that they mig-ht 
establish a church after their own hearts, and worship God ac- 
cording- to the dictates of conscience. This one idea doniinated 
their lives. The Puritans came to found homes and build a 
state. The Pilg-rims were poor but well informed. The Puri- 
tans were rich and educated. Savage's General Dictionary says: 
"Richard Kemball came in 1634 on the ship Elizabeth, with his 
wife Ursula, and five children, and one servant ag-ed 15 years." 
Our family history does not mention the latter fact, which is 
valuable to us only, as showing- that our common ancestor was a 
well-to-do Puritan. I am speaking-, perhaps, to the members of 
a family that have done as much as any other to make our 
country what it is today, and if you will study our family his- 
tory you will see a patriotic record to be proud of : in the 128 
Kimballs who served in the Revolutionary war, 95 in the Mexi- 
can war, 27 in the war of 1812, and the 155 who fought to pre- 
serve the Union from 1861 to '65. In the war with Spain we 
were well represented. You will see them as life-long leaders 
in the movement for the liberation of the slave, in the cause of 
temperance and education, in the upbuilding of the church, and 
standing always for the enforcement and sacredness of law. 
They have been active in manufactures and commerce, and, as 
one of the crowning triumphs of our family, on the Pacific 
Coast, one of the most beautiful steamships that passes through 
the Golden Gate bears the name of "John S. Kimball." I have 
spoken only of the patriotism of the men of our name, but cour- 
age and patriotism are not peculiar to man. Courage is grace- 

November, 1900. 169 

ful and dig-nified, and as woman excels in grace and dig-nitj, she 
is full of courag-e and self-sacrifice. "Woman is the blood rojal 
of life." It has been said that wherever a human being* is suf- 
fering- his sig-ns call a woman to his side. The record of the 
courag-e, fortitude and endurance of the women of our race, 
when the husband or father was fighting- their country's battles, 
and what they did for the families of the soldiers at home, what 
they did for the sick and dying- on the battlefields of the war, 
with all their domestic virtues in times of peace, call for our 
heartfelt homag-e And now my dear cousins all, as the five 
minutes allowed me by our president have expired, I will close 
by asking- you all to emulate the patriotic record found in our 
family history, and to bring- up your children to love their 
country and the stars and stripes. 


(Widow of Levi Woodbury Kimball, No. 1967.) 
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Kimball Family : 

I am honored today in having- the privileg-e of speaking- for 
the women of this numerous and notable family, a family 
known well '.n the history of the past, both in this country froni 
its earliest settlement and in the older country across the water. 

We have no record of the time when the first woman m.ade 
her appearance in the Kimball family, but it must have been 
very early in its history, and you will all ag-ree that since her 
advent she has been an important factor, both in founding- the 
homes and increasing- the numbers who bear the name we honor 
here today. Doubtless there have been many causes which have 
led so many women of culture and ability to link their fate, for- 
tune and honor with so many men bearing- the name of Kimball. 
Among- those causes we may place first the many attractions 
native to the young- man Kimball, his g-ood looks, pleasing- man- 
ners, g-ood business ability, and above all, his honorable nature 
that would not allow him to sully his fair name by any question- 
able or demeaning- acts or words. We have heard at previous 
reunions that no crime has ever been laid at the door where 
Kimball was eng-raved on the door plate, that no records of 
prisons or jails held his name, and with pride the women of the 
family have contemplated their g-ood fortune in having- linked 
their lives with such noble sons of noble sires. But as this is 
an enquiring- ag-e, an ag-e that looks from effect back throug-h 
the dim distance to causes, so we may indulg-e in retrospect to- 
day and look back to see why this family to which we belong- 
has such a g-rand record, how such splendid results have been 
achieved. Those who make a study of the matter tell us that 
it is proven over and over ag-ain until it is established as a law, 
that the sons in a famil}^ inherit the qualities and characteristics 

170 Kimball Family News 

of their mother, and if a man desires noble sons he must select 
as his helpmeet a noble woman. Can we doubt that the women 
who have been the mothers of the ancestors of the Kimball 
family have left their qualities of brain and heart a rich legacy 
to their sons, and although their names and oftimes almost their 
identity has been lost in that of Kimball, their grand traits of 
character, their noble ideals of the true and good, the high and 
lofty live in their sons, and shall continue to add luster to the 
family name long after their own names have perished from 
memory and from history. 

Today in this little assembly of Kimballs, I would honor 
the memory of our foremothers, brave of heart, true to the duty 
of the hour and day, full of devotion to their homes and fami- 
lies, most worthy mothers of such worthy sons. Long may the 
qualities that distinguished them be marked characteristics in 
their descendants. 

And what of the Kimball daughters? We are told that 
daughters inherit the qualities of their fathers, and if those 
fathers have inherited the qualities of their mothers, then the 
Kimball daughter is more or less a copy of the grandmother. 
Whichever way we may look at it the woman in the case seems 
a very important factor, and if the men of the family have held 
high the integrity of it, no less so have the caughters. Not 
alone to the past need we look when we speak of worthy 
mothers in the Kimball family — today our whole country is 
dotted with homes presided over by a worthy home keeper and 
mother whose name is Kimball, or .whose name has been Kim- 
ball; and I esteem it an honor in this reunion to give a tribute 
to the Kimball woman of today; she is progressive, wide awake, 
alive to the best interests of her home and family, and also to 
the best interests of municipality, state and nation. Long may 
she preside over many homes in this fair land, and may her sons 
and daughters rise up to honor her memory in future reunions 
of the Kimball family, when we have passed to the reunion on 
the other side. 

Our Georgia cousin, Rollin H. Kimball, of Garfield, writes 
that he has had a long and serious siege of sickness, but that 
he has once moie "fooled" the doctors, although the summer's 
sun did not shine on his head. Yet he says he raised some of 
the finest wheat, and then followed with a second crop — peavine 
hay. The Nkws confesses to having taken a great liking to 
this manly, southern "rebel" cousin, who is not mentioned in 
the History, but whose grandfather Benjamin is mentioned on 
page 198 and whose father's portrait is given on page 155 of the 
News and his own on page 177. It is worth looking up. 

November, 1900. 171 


The Fourth Annual Reunion of the Kimball Family of the 
Missouri Valley was held at the home of the Hon. John Mel- 
ville Kimball on CoUeg-e Hill, Manhattan, Kansas, on the after- 
noon and evening- of October 27, 1900. There were present: 

Captain Frederick Marius Kimball, President of the Asso- 
ciation, Topeka. 

Mrs. Susannah Hoyt Kimball, Topeka. 

Miss Maud Louise Kimball, Topeka. 

John Melville Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Mrs Mary E. (Barney) Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Perley Putnam Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Miss Mary Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Albert Barney Kimball, Scandia, Kas. 

Mrs. Myrtle Kimball, Scandia, Kas. 

Their children, Edith, Louise and Carrie Barton. 

Charles Aug-ustus Kimball, Courtland, Kas. 

Richard Henry Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Foster (Greer) Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

John Benjamin Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Miss Stella Victoria Kimball, Manhattan, Kas. 

Prof. Albert Dickens, State Ag-ricultural Colleg-e, Manhat- 
tan, Kas. 

Mrs. Sarah Bertha (Kimball) Dickens, Manhattan, Kas. 

Gustavus Franklin Kimball, Topeka. 
. Miss Florence Terrell Kimball, Topeka. 

Miss Eleanor Taylor Kimball, Topeka. 

Park Barnes Kimball, Topeka. 

In addition to these Edwin M. Kimball, of Smith Center, 
and H. W. Kimball, F. B. Kimball, C. M. Kimball, H. H. Kim- 
ball and W. F. Kimball, of Neodesha, and Aug-ustine S. Worth- 
ing-, of Belvue, aimed to be present, but failed on account of 
imperfect railroad connections. 

The occasion was one of g-ood cheer and family profit. The 
Manhattan families united and did the rig-ht royal thing- as en- 
tertainers. Nothing- could have been done better. While the 
attendance was not larg-e, it was not a small crowd to be enter- 
tained at a country home, spacious as is the old Kansas stone 
house. With the exception of the president the heads of the 
older families all came from New Hampshire, and his ancestors 
were from the same state, g-oing- from there to Vermont. 

The Manhattan Kimballs were among- the early Kansas 
pioneers. 'Family History p. 940, News, 1898, pp. 7, 62, 64). 
On the mothers' line they are descendants of the noted Israel 
Putnam family, the father, John Kimball, No. 1342, having- 
married Sally Collins Putnam, of Danvers, Mass. The several 

172 Kimball Family News 

Manhattan Kimball homes cover a larg-e extent of territory, the 
early settlers taking* up homesteads adjoining- each other. The 
two brothers, John Melville and Richard Henry, still remain on 
the old home farms. Charles Wesley Kimball, a young-er 
brother, recently went to California for his health. His farm 
joins those of his brothers. Two sisters moved to Garden 
Grove, Cal., in 1883. Their untimely death is mentioned in the 
March number of the Nkws, 1898. Another family, William 
Henry (not Harlan), history p. 652, live a few miles distant, 
sickness preventing- their attendance. 

This reunion, thoug-h small, will doubtless bring- forth fruit. 
It has already revived interest in several quarters, and it is ex- 
pected that next year at Omaha, Topeka or Kansas City a much 
larg-er reunion will result. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray, of San Francisco, who is now 
east on her way to Jerusalem, where she expects to be at Christ- 
mas, Avas unable to be at the reunion, but wrote a letter that 
was read. She was at the thirty-fourth anniversary of the Uni- 
versal Peace Union h-eld at Mystic, Conn., the middle of Aug-ust, 
where she made an address. (See May News, 1900.) Mrs. 
Gray, writing- from Salem, Mass., (Milling-ton P. O.) says: 

"As I am in my childhood home perhaps I may be allowed some men- 
tion in this communication of my grandfather, John Kimball, (pag-e 408 
Family History.) We, children of my father's family, counted it among" 
our halcyon days when we could visit him in his home in old Had Ley, some 
eighteen miles distant. He was kind and g"ood-natured and seemed always 
to look upon the brig-ht side of everything-, althoug-h for many years 
before his death he was a cripple and could only walk with the aid of 

"I have not, as yeL, met any of the Kimball cousins, outside of my 
immediate family, but expect to enjoy this privilege soon. 

"It would be most sptisfactory if there were a few Kimball cousins in 
New England, akin to some who mit^'ht be mentioned in California, who 
would take the initiative and issue a call for a family reunion here." 

Nelson F. Kimball, of Weiser, Idaho, brother of the News 
editor, writes that he sent his collection of Indian relics to the 
State Fair at Boise City, and that it took first premium of $25. 
.His wife 'has been dang-erously ill, but is now recovering-. Hist. 

p. 1057; News, Feb. 1899. 

Miss Alice Kimball, of East Hempstead, N. H., is a mem- 
ber of a new Tribune Sunshine Society branch. This society 
sends many rays of sunshine into homes all over the country. 

November, 1900. 173 



From the Hyde Park, Vt., Citizen: 

"The passing- away of Mr Matthew J. Kimball at an early 
hour Thursday morning-, Sept. 13, was a vivid reminder that 
'Death loves a shining- mark.' Certainly it may be said with- 
out that undue adulation, which Mr. Kimball in the simplicity 
of his nature would himself dislike, that there is no person 
in Stowe whose loss could be more keenly felt, whose genial 
presence and cheery quieting- will be more sincerely missed than 
his. Pour weeks ag-o he was apparently in the best of health. 
On Wednesday nig-ht of this week he was stricken with a vio- 
lent attack of pleurisy which rapidly developed into pneumonia. 
All that skill and loving- care could do was done to save the 
precious life, and hope was not lost until within a few moments 
of his death. Mrs. Kimball and her sister, Mrs. Beach, were 
constantly at the bedside and have the heartfelt sympathy of 
the whole community in their loss. 

"Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday 
afternoon, Sept. 16, Mr. Kimball's pastor. Rev. C. P. Emery, 
officiating-. The house, filled to its doors with sorrowing- 
friends, bore eloquent testimony to the estimation in which Mr. 
Kimball was held as a man and a neig-hbor. Many beautiful 
floral tributes were noted. 

"Matthew J. Kimball was born in Stowe 48 years ag-o. At 
the ag-e of 20 he went to Connecticut, where in the neig-hboring- 
cities of Meriden and New Britain he passed a successful busi- 
ness life of 25 years. Some three years since, long-ing- for the 
scenes and associations of his boyhood, he returned to Stowe 
and in connection with C. A. Simmons, erected the business 
block now occupied by Messrs. Simmons and .H. E. Shaw, and 
built for himself a beautiful home adjoining-. 

"Seeming-ly Mr. Kimball was now possessed of all that 
mig-ht make life pleasant, but his active spirit could brook no 
idleness and for two years past he has been assisting- in Mr. 
Shaw's store, happiest when he was busiest, and dying- as per- 
haps he would have preferred — 'in the harness.' 

"Among- the relatives from out of town were: G. H., C. P. 
and Luke Kimball, of Meriden, Ct., Mrs. Simmons, of New Bri- 
tain, Ct., and Mr. and Mrs. J. C E.. Humphrey, of Simsbury, Ct." 

See children of Luke Kimball, History pp. 766-67, 1022-25. 


Ira Kimball died at his home in Ohio, St. Clair county. Mo., 
Saturday, Dec. 16, 1899. 

Mr. Kimball was born in Buxton, Me., March 8, 1834, mar- 
ried Miss Lucy M. Phillips in Stoning-ton, Conn., June 18', 1856, 

174 Kimball Family News 

and resided in the east until 1865, when they removed to Illinois, 
and eng-ag"ed in farming". In 1882 thej removed to Uoug-lass 
county, Dakota, and took up a homestead, upon which they 
lived for eleven years. They went to Missouri in the year 1895, 
in which state they have since resided. A loving- wife and four 
of his children remain to mourn their loss, but 

"Hope, with her prize and victories won. 

Shines in the blaze of my morning- sun. 

Conquering" Hope with g-olden ray, 

Blessing- my landscape far away." 

(History p. 812.) 


The old officers of the Missouri Valley Association were all 

There were three editors, one proof reader, a lawyer, a col- 
lege professor, a teacher of drawing, a high school teacher, a 
kindergarten teacher, a college student, an ex-county treasurer 
and a candidate for the legislature at the reunion. 

Richard Henry Kimball has curios enoug-h to set up a shop. 
They consist of shells and woods gathered in California and 
from the Pacific. He has canes enoug-h to fit out a regiment. 

The Manhattan Kimballs not only prepared a real banquet 
for their guests, but housed them at night. The editor of the 
News was the guest of Richard H. Kimball. This was the 
home of Fred. Greer Kimball, now special postal agent at St. 
Michaels, Alaska- The Nkws has published several of his let- 
ters. He has had some exciting experiences in getting the 
mails to and from Nome and other stations over the ice with 
dog- teams. 

Philip p. Sharpies, son of Prof. S. P. Sharpies, one of the 
editors of the Family History, and author of so much supple- 
mentary matter that appears in the News, has been appointed 
inspector of milk and vinegar by the Board of Alderman of 
Cambridge, Mass. It will be remembered that Prof. Sharpies is 
the Massachusetts State Assayer, and an eminent chemist. The 
son follows the footsteos of the father. 

The engagement is announced of Miss Priscilla Alden, the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William G. Alden, of Camden, Me., 
and Mr. Sereno Thayer Kimball, of Rockland, Me. Mr. 
Kimball is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Law 
School. Miss Alden is the sister of Mrs. William P. Edwards, 
of Newton Centre. 

November, 1900. 175 


The Nkws has already announced the call of the Rev. John 
C. Kimball, from Hartford, Conn., to the pastorate of the First 
Cong-reg-ational parish at Sharon, Mass. He has been officiating- 
at this church for a year or more, but had not been reg-ularly in- 
stalled until Thursday evening-, October 16. This parish is one 
of the most prosperous in the Unitarian field, and the pastor is 
one of the best known clergymen in the east, or even in the 
west, for he was for a time located at Ann Arbor in Michig-an, 
and also in California. But he is not only known as a minister 
but as a lecturer and writer. The Nkws has published numer- 
ous letters and extracts from his pen and made frequent mention 
of his lectures. He was born in Ipswich. From the Independ- 
ent of that place we excerpt the following-: 

"Immediately after g-raduating- he accepted a call to the 
First Unitarian parish in Beverly. When the civil war broke 
out he was commissioned a chaplain in the 8th Massachusetts 
volunteeis and served with them in North Carolina and Virginia. 
When he left the army he returned to his pastorate at Beverly 
and remained there eleven years. At the end of that time he re- 
signed and accepted an invitation from the American Unitarian 
Association to take charge of its work on the Pacific coast. He 
was there two years, and then, returning, became pastor of the 
Unitarian church at Newport, R. I., where he remained ten 
years. He is considered to be an authority upon the subject of 
evolution, and has lectured and written many essays upon the 
subject. Both he and his wife are deeply interested in the tem- 
perance cause, and in the woman suffrage question." 

A large number of outside clergymen were present at the 
installation services. The Independent says: "The Rev. A. J. 
Dyer, pastor of the local Congregational church, welcomed Mr. 
Kimball in behalf of the town. The service closed with the 
benediction by Rev. Mr. Kimball. 

"While all the exercises of the evening were of high order 
and very genial, that of Rev. Dyer as coming from an outside 
clergyman was very striking and impressive. He spoke of the 
healthfulness and beauty of the place, its woods and hills, and 
lake and pleasant drives, its schools and social clubs and 
churches, and of his society and Mr. Kimball's as only the two 
branches of a tree coming from one trunk, or better, as like a 
stream whose waters were divided for a while by an island in its 
channels, but were destined, perhaps, sometime in the future to 
flow all together again as one church. 

"The First parish of Ipswich, orthodox, the one in which 
Mr. Kimball was born and received his early religious training, 
and for which he has always cherished the deepest affection and 

176 Kimball Family News 

gratitue, was among- those invited to be represented at the exer- 
cises by pastor and delegate." 

The Sharon News says: "Mr. Kimball enters upon his 
work in Sharon auspiciously. His congregation and parish are 
united in him, the whole town welcomes him and his family to 
our beautiful rural town, where his new home is to be among us. 
The writer also would gladly add his personal tribute of grati- 
tude to this friend who as teacher years ago inspired his life to 
pursue his studies and secure the training of our Alma Mater, 
Amherst College, which we both so dearly love." 


"At Bryantville, his recent home, Joseph Chandler, Esq., 
formerly of Fryeburg, passed away. It was simply the running- 
out of the hour g-lass of life, for he was in his 91st year, and 
was a fine specimen of the old school gentleman of generations 
ago. His father was Dr. Moses Chandler, of Fryeburg, a Rev- 
olutionary soldier who fought under Stark at Bennington. The 
deceased was a striking- example of the reward of an excellent 
and well rounded out life having- by honest industry and economy 
secured a fine competence, and yet living a life of rare benevo- 
lence. He was a twin, and his mate, Moses Chandler, Jr., died 
at Fryeburg not many months ago. In politics he was a Demo- 
crat. He was a patriot during the Rebellion, and always an 
earnest temperance man in teaching and practice. He left a 
widow, somewhat younger than himself, and one child, the wife 
of Dr. Orlando Charles, of Bryantville. The daughter has 
achieved a justly hig-h reputation in literary circles throughout 
New England, and as a contributor to the press and magazine 
in New York and elsewhere. His remains were interred at the 
old ancestral cemetery at Fryeburg- Center." — Oxford County 
Advertiser, Norway, Maine, Sept. 14, 1900. 

For further reference see page 254, March No. 1899, of Kim- 
ball Family News. As herein noted this Joseph was a twin 
brother to Moses Chandler, whose grandmother was Mary Kim- 
ball, No. 213-4, wife of Prof. Paul Eangdon. 

SuMNKR Kimball, Lovell, Maine. 

See also Family History pp. 282-283, and Family News, 
1899, pp. 257-259. 

Miss Sarah Kimball Fish and Mr. Walter Oscar Clausen 
were married at Thornton, Mich , Oct. 3, 1900. The bride's 
mother is a daughter of the late John S. Kimball, son of Ever- 
ett, son of Amos Kimball, of Haverhill, N. H. Much of Amos 
Kimball's family history is unknown, or imperfectly recorded. 
(Family History p. 139, News, pp. 320, 339, 378, 379, 390.) 

utimball'' family JlLews 

Vol. Ill, No. 12. G. F KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms $1.00 a year 

Topekap Kansas^ Decemberp 1900. 


At last it seems probable that a Kimball Family Association 
will be org-anized in Chicago. There are few localities in the 
country that offer a better field for such a union than Chicago. 
Boston if properly aroused might exceed it in numbers, but Bos- 
ton is swathed in old time conservatism and is slow to act, al- 
though it ought to lead off in preserving the records of the 
family and in promoting its current progress. 

The leading spirit in the Chicago movement is Duran Kim- 
ball, No. 1518, page 720 of Family JHistory. He is proprietor of 
the Shorthand and Typewriting Institute, 113 Adams street, a 
school that is gaining wide celebrity and that is far superior to 
the correspondence schools now so much advertised. In this 
effort to promote the Kimball family interest he is actively sup- 
plemented by Granville Kimball, one of the discoveries made 
through the KimbalIv Family News. He is a son of John Gran- 
ville Kimball, 1390, whose record is incorrecty given on page 
672 of the History, and which is straightened out .on page 126 
of the July News, 1898, and page 222, January, 1899. Gran- 
ville Kimball, 2552, enlisted early in the late Spanish war, and 
being a skilled engineer was assigned a place with Commodore 
Watson with rank as captain, and was expected to go to the 
coast of Spain, which plan was frustrated by the sudden closing 
of the war. Page 119, July News and page 134, August, 1898. 
Both of these Kimballs are energetic workers, and it will not be 
their fault if an active association is not the result. Chicago 
alone contains ample material. Then, too, the great manufac- 
turing and other interests located there are perhaps more widely 
known than those of any other portion of the country. The 
Kimball carriage works have become celebrated both in the east 
and west, but from their very nature could hardly be expected 
to become so widely known as a popular Kimball piano and a 
Kimball family organ. With these musical instruments the 
Kimball name is now more associated than with any other one 

178 Kimball Family News 

thing-, and Chicago is the headquarters of the Kimball Piano 
Company. But besides this and the Kimball carriag-e work? 
there are many other industrial and commercial interests there 
exploited under the family name. 

And beyond this there are numerous outlying- towns settled 
by enterprising- Kimball pioneers. Among- these Klg"in, the seat 
of the g-reat watch industry, is perhaps the most notable. The 
outline history of the first Kimball settlement m Klg"in is given 
on pag-e 323 of the Family History. The sketches of Joseph 
Kimball and his descendants are full of interest. Colonel Daniel 
Burns Dyer, now president of the Aug-usta, Ga., electric rail- 
way, and the promoter of numerous g-reat enterprises, belong-s 
to this branch of the family. See pag-e 909 of History, Febru- 
ary News, 1898. See also pag-e 145 September News, Centen- 
nial birthday of Nancy Currier Kimball. Dr. Alfred Kimball 
Hills, the scholarly physician of New York City, and co-editor 
of the Medical Times, also belongs to this Klg"in branch. Mar- 
tin Nelson Kimbell was one of the very first settlers in Chicag-o. 
The family was not mentioned in the History, but on page 95, 
May Kimball News is a sketch of his life, and in Supplement- 
ary Notes on pag-e 185, November, 1898, News, Prof. Sharpies 
g-ives his full record, showing- his descent from Noah Kimball 
and up to Richard, the immig-rant. 

It will be seen, therefore, from this hurried sketch that 
there is a vast fund of local historic matter that may be g-ath- 
ered and utilized with intetest and profit in and around Chicag-o 
if the proper energ-y is put forth, provided it is met with a com- 
mendable amount of family pride. If this spirit can be aroused 
in Chicag-o it may reasonably be expected to result in awakening- 
a like interest in Washington, in New York and finally in Bos- 
ton, for Massachusetts is the hub around which revolves more 
Kimball historj , romance and incidents than any other section 
of the country. 

Members of the family in other fields are deeply interested 
in this Chicag-o movement. The California Association has 
often expressed wonder that Chicag-o did not toUow the example 
of San Francisco in instituting- a family social and -historic 
association of this kind, and our Pacific Coast cousins will watch 
this beg-inning- with more than quiescent interest. 

Announcement is made of the marriag-e of Miss Edith Gibb, 
of New York, and W. Kug-ene Kimball, only son of Colonel 
Robert J, and Mrs. Kimball, of the banking- house of R. J. 
Kimball & Co., of Broad street. New York. The event is to 
take place at Holy Trinity church in January. 

December, 1900. 179 


The residence of G. H. Kimball at Yuba City, California, 
on Thanksg-iving- morning- was the scene of a pretty wedding- 
ceremony when Mr. Kimball's sister, Miss May Kimball, became 
the bride of E. B. Collins, of Chico. 

It was a very pretty "pink and white" wedding-, the entire 
interior of the Kimball residence having- been beautifully decor- 
ated in these colors. Two hundred invitations were issued. 
Miss Gertrude Gray, of Sutter county, was bridesmaid, and Guy 
T. Jackson, a young- attorney of Chico, the g-roomsman. 

Mr. and Mrs. Collins took their departure on the afternoon 
train for a tour of the southern part of the state and were absent 
about two weeks. At the end of their honeymoon they made 
their home in Chico. 

E B. Collins is a rising- young- attorney of Chico. The 
bride is the daug-hter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kimball, of Yuba 
City. She is a graduate of the Chico normal school, in which 
institution she afterward held a position as instructor. The 
bride is winsome and accomplished and one of the most popular 
young- ladies of that section of California. 

The San Francisco Call of Nov. 29th, the day of the wed- 
ding-, contained fine half-tone eng-raving-s of both bride and 

Little Paul Sloane, of San Dieg-o, Cal., ten years of ag-e, 
sends as a Christmas g-reeting- to his grandfather, the editor of 
the Nkws, a series of a dozen cards containing pencil caricatures 
made by a roguish young artist. We are confident the young 
lad in the hands of the burly policeman is not Paul himself. 
Wonder if another was meant for grandpa on skates. Very 
like him, perhaps. 

One John F. Kimball, of Royalton, Vt., seems to be a black 
sheep in the family. He has been arrested on the charge of 
bigamy. There have been two or three other cases of this kind 
in the history of the family. It is the one prominent offense 
that appears on the criminal record of the family during the 
last three hundred years. 

Mrs. Amy B. Porter, the widow of John Addison Porter, 
late secretary to President McKinley, has given in memory of 
her husband the sum of $1,250 to endow a bed at the Day Kim- 
ball Hospital at Putnam, Conn. 

Doughton S. Kimball is given as one wounded in the leg 
and knee in a battle in the Philippines. 

180 Kimball Family News 


Albert Barney Kimball, postmaster of Scandia, and pub- 
lisher of the Scandia Journal, seems to be prospering-. He has 
recently bought a half interest in the Concordia Empire, one of 
the leading- Republican papers of Kansas. The new firm is 
Sawhill & Kimball. See his photo in Nkws for January, 1900. 

Captain P. M. Kimball, No. 1865, page 851 of History, 
called in all the Kimbali. Nkws force for one of those Christmas 
dinners that Cousin Sue knows so well how to g-et up. No need 
to say that it was a royal affair. A new barn h^s taken the 
place of the one burned some time ago by a rascal whom Fred's 
$100 reward did not bring- to time. 

During a portion of the holidays Miss Stella Victoria Kim- 
ball, of Manhattan, was a guest of the young women belonging- 
to the Nkws end of the family, while attending- the Kansas 
Teachers' Association. She is a graduate of the colleg-e and is 
now principal of one part of the Manhattan high school. Her 
father was a candidate for the ieg-islature, but Deing- a Populist 
was not elected. Her brother, Fred G., it may be recalled, is 
special United States ag-ent at St. Michaels, Alaska, and has 
oversight of the postal business over a g-reat part of the north 
pole mail routes. See page 940, Family History. 

George Washington Kimball, one of the cousins broug-ht 
into the family circle on page 71 of the May Nkws in Mrs. 
Maria Freeman Gray's g-enealogical record, is about moving his 
family from Nebraska to the farm he recently bought some fif- 
teen miles from Topeka and near the Indian reservation. 

Charles A. Kimball, of the Courtland Journal, a younger 
brother of Albert above mentioned, is very content just now in 
the satisfying- belief that his pet candidate will be elected to the 
United States Senate. He expects J. R. Burton to unseat Sena- 
tor Balder, and it looks that way. 

Our cousin Sarah Louise Kimball is notable this month for 
her absence from the Nkws. She writes, however, that several 
of the Palo Alto boys were at the foot ball game in San Fran- 
cisco on Thanksg-iving- daj when the fearful accident occurred 
from the falling- in of the roof of the glass works, but they were 
safe. Among the victims, we may add, was a very bright young- 
man from Topeka, who was traveling- in the state, a son of ex- 
Mayor Harrison. 

The Rev. C. O. Kimball of the Methodist church, Edwards- 
ville. 111., is giving- lectures on Gladstone. 

December, 1900. 181 


We find the following- in the New York Tribune: 

"Walter C. Kimball, one of the vestrymen who are opposed 
to the Rev. William A. Wasson, the rector, in the fig-ht in St. 
Georg-e's Protestant Episcopal church, Brooklyn, g-ave out a 
statement yesterday, in which he accuses the rector of misrepre- 
sentation and makes other severe criticisms of the rector's con- 
duct Among- other thing-s, Mr. Kimball says that the rector, 
in reg-ard to a recent resolution not favorable to himself, 'arose, 
his clenched hand raised, and stated defiantly that he did not 
care what resolution the vestry passed, he would do as he 
pleased.' He also charg-es that the rector and his 'ag-ents' used 
'g-ross misinterpretations' in obtaining- support for their ticket — 
'intimidation, misstatement of facts, misrepresentation of con- 
ditions, anything- to g-ain his end,' says Mr. Kimball. 

"The Rev. Mr. Wasson was in a happy frame of mind yes- 
terday and said: 

" 'I think that the little affair has cleared the air, and I 
look for greater harmony and unity of purpose than ever before. 
I am convinced that those who were leaders in the opposition 
will very soon see the advisability, as well as the necessity, of 
accepting- the wish of the church as their law and joining- with 
us in helping the church along-.' " 

The annual report of the United States Life Saving- service 
by its superintendent. General Sumner I. Kimball, issued some 
time ag-o, has excited an unusual amount of comment. The re- 
port and also a pamphlet on the '*Org-anization and Methods of 
the Service" were very timely, and in view of the unusual num- 
ber of marine accidents, hurricanes and floods were calculated 
to find a demand and a reading- not often g-iven to public docu- 
ments. The News is indebted to the superintendent for hearty 
support and words of encourag-ement. He is a Kimball who 
protests ag-ainst the suspension of the Nkws. He writes that 
the widow of Colonel E. A. Kimball (No. 1316 Family History) 
who was shot by Colonel Corcoran during- the war of the rebel- 
lion, has promised a sketch of her husband's life for the Kim- 
BAix Family News. It will doubtless be a very interesting- 

In the will of the late Laura C. F. Kimball, of Chic ag-o, 
$25,000 was left to the American Female Guardian Society of 
New York, for the benefit of colored children. The will re- 
quested that children living--in New Iberia, La., should receive 
the preference. 

182 Kimball Family News 


Bkidgepokt, Conn.. Nov. 21, 1900. 
Of whom and at what price can I obtain a copy of tlie "Kimball Fam- 
ily History?" What is its size, etc. My wife is interested in her g-eneal- 
og-y. She was born Feb. 14, 1863, in Black Lake, P, Q , Canada. Her 
father was Aaron T., son of Aaron B , who emigrated into Canada early 
in the present century from somewhere in Mas,sa3huBetts, 

Very truly, 


The Family History can be had of Prof. L. A.. Morrison, 
Derry, N. H., or of Prof. S. P. Sharpies, 13 Broad street, Bos- 
ton. Two volumes about 1,300 pag-es. Price, postpaid, $6. 

Aaron Buss Kimball, born in Lunenburg-, Mass., May 10, 
1793, died in New Ireland, Province of Quebec, Canada, March 
23, 1849, married July 30, 1822, Sophia Osgood, who died Janu- 
ary, 1828. He foug-ht in the battle of Chippawa. No mention 
is made in the History of a second wife. Tuere appears to have 
been two children by the lirst marriage. Abig-ail, born Eaton, 
P. Q., April 20, 1S23, died September 29, 1890, married Febru- 
ary 11, 1840, John Amand(»n, and Sophia, born Katon. June 3, 
1825, married 1851, Freeman Wakefield, and 2d James Cook. 
No deaths mentioned and no children recorded. 

Aaron Thomas Kimball was the third child, born February 
11, 1829, died December 23, 1885, married February 8, 1860, 
Martha Cross. They had eig-ht children, the second of whom 
married Dr. Ober. Three others are reported dead, but only 
the birth dates of the others are mentioned. 

The fourth child of Aaron B., Matilda, seems to have mar- 
ried twice, and Hannah Amanda was also married, but no child- 
ren are reported in either case. The sixth child, HoUoway 
Taylor, married Elizabeth Cross, perhaps a sister of Martha 
She died in 1872- They had six children and no particulars 
g-iven. It will be seen that here is another case where much 
has been left untold. It will also be observed that Aaron Buss 
Kimball, whose first wife died in January, 1828. must have mar- 
ried ag-ain shortly afterwards, as Aaron Thomas, his third 
child, the father of Mrs Ober, was born a year from the follow- 
ing February. See History pp. 520-837. 

The News, if it is continued, will be g-lad if Dr. Ober or 
his wife can help perfect this record. 

The News learns that a few copies of Notes on Rattlesden 
Church and Parish are yet unsold. These were extra printer's 
copies. The edition was only 200 copies, of which 20 came to 
the United States, as mentioned in the September News. 

December, 1900. 183 


In Rochester, N. H., May 3, 1900, Mrs. Julia E. Kimball 
Burr, ag-ed 77 years, 3 months and 28 days. 

Julia E. Kimball was born in Bethel, Me., January 6, 1823, 
She was the fourth of ten children. History pag-e 517. She 
was married September 24, 1844, with Martin L. Burr, born in 
Mercer, Me., Aug-ust 10, 1821, who died in Rochester, N. H., 
February 16, 1896. The History, pag-e 828, g-ives her birth as 
September 18. She early became a devout member of the Meth- 
odist church, and one notice of her m.arriag-e called her "an 
elect lady of the church." Her husband was no less devout. 
Mr. Burr held a position in the Portland custom house, and was 
afterwards in trade in Rochester. The History credits them 
with only three children. They were the parents of seven 
children, four of whom died within four months, which afflic- 
tion so worked upon the sympathetic and sensitive father as to 
hasten his own death. Two children survive the mother, Edwin 
Nelson Kimball, of Boston, and Mrs Eunice B. K. Story, of 
New York, wife of the artist, Georg-e Henry Story. 

Mrs. Burr was the fourth child and the third daug-hter of 
Peter Kimball, born Bradford, Mass , May 19, 1793. The fam- 
ily is one of note, but few descendants of this Peter are left. It 
was the father of Mrs. Burr, who, when her brother Charles 
was Democratic candidate for Govrenor of Maine, was asked if 
he would vote for his son, replied, "No sooner than I would for 
any other rebel." It was this Charles Porter Kimball who 
founded the now celebrated firm of carriag-e manufacturers of 
which his son Charles Frederick is now president with head- 
quarters and chief manufactory at Chicag-o. It was her brother 
Hanibal Ing-alls Kimball who built the celebrated Kimball hotel 
at Atlanta, Ga. Of all the ten children of Peter Kimball, and 
of their forty-three children, only Charles Frederick above men- 
tioned, William F., son of Georg-e Franklin, and Hanibal 
Ing-als, son of the Hanibal Ingalls above mentioned, recently of 
the Chicag-o publishing- firm of Stone & Kimball, and now a 
publisher in New York City, are g-iven as heads of families, and 
only William F. is credited with children, and he with only 
Morton Shaw, born September 26, 1884. 

Benjamin Ames Kimball and Georg-e M. Kimball, of Con- 
cord, N. H., recently elected directors of the Boston & Montreal 
railroad, of which the former has for some years been president, 
are interested in the building- of a million dollar electric line 

At the late election O. H. Kimball, of Sunbury, Ohio, was 
elected a presidential elector. 

184 Kimball Family News 

In Sunburj, O., July 15, 1900, Mr. Virg-il Brevort and Miss 
Mabel, only daughter of the late Georg-e and Kmily (Kimball) 
Armstrong-, and g-randdaughter of KHas Kimball. Miss Arm- 
strong, after graduating from the high school in Sunbury, spent 
four years in kindergarten work in Columbus, O., and five in 
teaching the primary school in Sunbury. They went at once to 
Washington, D. C , where Mr. Brevort has a position in the 
census department. 

In Boston, Nov. 7, Miss Maud Lovering Berry and Edward 
Thompson Kimball, of New York, only son of Mr. and Mrs. E. 
P. Kimball, of Union street. They left in the evening on an 
extended wedding trip and will hereafter reside in New York 

In Chelsea, Mass., Nov. 14, a fashionable church wedding 
was that of Miss Blanch Nason Kimball, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. Henry Kimball, and Mr. Charles Williamson Gould. 
Over 250 persons were in attendance, among them Miss Mary 
F. Kimball, of Revere, and George Kimball, of Chelsea. They 
will reside in Chelsea. 

At Davenport, Iowa, Nov. 8, Miss Julia Prettyman Kimball 
-and Frank Warren Everett, of Highland Park, 111. The bride 
belongs to one of Davenport's oldest and most prominent fami- 
lies, her father being A. Kimball, ex-first vice president of the 
Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad. Mr. and Mrs. Everett 
left for New York after the wedding. From there they went to 
Cuba, and will reside during the winter at Havana, where Mr. 
Everett is electrical engineer for the Gamewell company. 

At Chelsea, Mass., Sept. 3, 1900, Mrs. Augusta Pettingill 
and Earl F. Kimball, of Dunkirk, N. Y. Thot bride was the 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Yeaton, of Chelsea. It 
was a church wedding after the Episcopal form, followed by a 
charming entertainment at the home of the bride's parents. 
They will reside in Dunkirk. 

At Maiden, Mass., Oct. 11, 1900, Grace, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. William F. Bacon, and P'rank S. Kimball. The cere- 
mony was by the Rev. E. A. Rand of the Watertown Episcopal 
church. The newly married couple will reside on Robert street. 

December, 1900. 185 

In Grace church, Newton, Mass., Oct. 6, 1900, Miss Kdith 
Kimball and Dr. Karl Schmidt, of Germany. This was a ro- 
mantic wedding-, some details of which are taken from the Bos- 
ton Herald, which says: 

"Three years ag-o the young* people met in Berlin, and 
friendship ripened into love, followed by an eng-ag-ement. A 
few weeks ag^o the young- professor, who has the chair of phil* 
osophy at the University of Marburg-, Germany, came to this 
country to visit his fiancee, and it was while a g-uest at her 
father's home in Newtonville that he decided he could not g-o 
back to his native land without his bride, and, as a consequence, 
the wedding* day was set. 

"All Newton became interested, for the father of the bride 
had been mayor of the city for five years, and had been one of 
the most popular men who ever filled that of&ce. The g-room 
being- a stranger on this side of the water, althoug-h he had 
made many friends, felt that there was no one so near to him in 
kinship as his mother-in-law-elect, and, as the bride's father was 
to g-ive her away, he invited her mother to accompany him. 
Then, too, the thought found expression in the desire of the 
bride, who had always said that if ever she were married she 
should have both mother and father take part in the ceremony. 

"Carefully the secret was g-uarded until yesterda;^-, when it 
became known that the best man at the wedding* was to be a 
woman, and, as a consequence, the church was crowded not only 
with the relatives and friends of the bride's family, but with the 
curiously inclined ones of the city who accidentally heard of the 

"From the robing* room on the rig-ht came the Rev. Richard 
T. Loring-, rector of St. John's church, Newtonville, and the 
Rev. Georg*e W. Shinn, rector of Grace church, tog*ether with 
the groom and his 'best man,' Mrs. Kimball. As they took 
their places in front of the chancel the bride and her father, 
preceded by the ushers and the maid of honor, passed up the 
centre aisle. 

"Miss Flora H. Luther, of Boston, was maid of honor, and 
was g*owned in white org*andie over silk, with a bouquet of 
violets, a^d the ushers were Messrs. Clifford Kimball, William 
F. Holling-s, Walter H. Pulsifer, Howard B. Holling-s, of New- 
ton, Henry K. Mansfield, of Salem, and James S. Prey, of 

"The Episcopal service was read by the officiating- clerg*y- 

"The bride was g*owned in white satin elaborately trimmed 
with exquisite duchesse lace. Her tulle vail was fastened with 
orang*e blossoms, and she carried lilies of the valley. As is cus- 
tomary, the father of the bride stood behind his daug-hter at the 

186 Kimball Family News 

chancel. The mother-in-law of the groom stood beside him. 

"When the minister asked, 'Who g-iveth this woman to be 
married to this man?' the father stepped forward, and when that 
part of the ceremony was concluded, and the bride and g-room 
ascended the step to the inner part of the chancel, Mr. Kimball 
offered his arm to his wife and escorted the g-room's 'best man' 
to the family pew to await the concluding- prayer in the service. 

"When the g-uests left the church they were driven to the 
Kimball residence in Washington park, where, amid flowers and 
palms, brig-ht music and beautiful g-ifts, Dr. and Mrs. Schmidt 
received cong-ratulations and g-ood wishes for their ocean voyage, 
as they sail from New York next Tuesday morning- and make 
their future home in Marburg-." 

In Lynn, Mass., Dec. 4, 1900. Miss Jeannette R. Kimball 
and John C Brackenbury by the Rev. A. N. Foster of the Sec- 
ond Universalist Church. The Reception was held at the home 
of the bride's parents, 27s Boston street, and many friends were 
there from Eoston, Cambridge, Brookline and other places. 
Miss Anna E. Ellis was bridemaid, and Mr. Harry M. Kimball, 
brother of the bride, was best man. 


The Oracle, published at Orting-, Washington, has the fol- 
lowing- item: 

"Hon. C. P. Kimball, elected to represent us in the lower 
house, is an especial favorite of the people. There is no man 
in the district better qualified to represent us in the leg-islature 
than Mr Kimball. He is well acquainted with the needs of the 
district and will attend to them with the same care and dili- 
g-ence which has characterized his attention to his ov/n businesp. 
Mr. Kimball may well feel complimented, as he received 311 
majority over his opponent in a district hitherto larg-ely Demo- 

We have here another member of the family not found in 
the History. On pag-e 270 of the Family History is a slig-ht 
sketch of Georg-e Washing-ton Kimball, whose second son, Sam- 
uel Smith Kimball, born Barton, Vt., March 2, 1810, was said 
to reside in Chicag-o. He was not reported as having- married 
and being- the head of a family. But he married a widow named 
Payne, of Albany, and lived in Barton for many years, and is 
well remembered by Captain F. M. Kimball, of Topeka. Sam- 
uel Smith Kimball was the father of the Hon. C. P. Kimball 
above mentioned and of S. C. Kimball now living- in Barton 
Landing-, Vt. We have here another case where a revision of 
the family record is needed, in order to help perfect the Family 
History when another edition is printed. 

December, 1900. 187 


P. 766. 

The November issue of the Nkws, pag-e 173, noticed the 
death of Matthew J. Kimball. He was the ninth child of the 
eleven born to Luke and his wife Eunice Chidsej Kimball. Of 
this larg-e family all except Irene L- and Matthew J. became 
heads of families, and only one, Eunice Chidsey, evidently 
named for her mother, had passed away before the death of 
Matthew. To the nine who are reported as heads of families, 
(althoug-h no children are credited to Eunice, died March 11, 
1872, married February 19, 1869) there were born twenty-four 
children, four of whom are reported as having- died, and five as 
having- married, two of whom are reported as having- children — 
three in all. 

We refer to this here as a typical case. There are scores 
more like it m the History. The members of this family are 
cordial in their g-ood wishes for the Nkws. Now is it possible 
that of these nine living- children and the twenty g-randchildren 
of Luke Kimball, no further record can be made? Are no more 
of them married? Are there no more children or g-randchidren? 
Have no more married, and have no more died? And these 
questions might be asked in scores of other cases. The Nkws 
has fallen far short in its mission by not receiving- month by 
month this kind of information. The future compiler or editor 
of a new edition of the Family History mig-ht have tound in the 
News such matter as would have saved much time and money, 
provided it had been made a g-eneral receptacle for such infor- 

Wm. H White of Junction City, was not able to attend the 
Manhattan family reunion because he is now a postal clerk on a 
branch railroad running- from Salina, Kansas, to Plainville, and 
that work is too exacting- to permit one to leave, so he sent re- 
g-rets. Fie once promised the News a story, which has not yet 
been received. Mrs. White was Anna B. Kimball, of Boston. 
History pag-e 798. 

Chief Eng-ineer Geo. A. Kimball of the Boston elevated 
railway and his corps of assistants recently entertained the 
members of the Boston society of civil eng-ineers, while on their 
reg-ular monthly excursion. The new terminal was the chief 
object of interest. 

Asa Kimball, a fireman, was fatallj injured October 3, in a 
railroad collision at North Derby, Vermont. 

188 Kimball Family News 


A dispatch from Providence, R. I., of November 12, 1900, 

"A stroke of apoplexy killed insurance ag-ent Daniel W. 
Kimball while sitting" in a little Bayside barber shop at Pleas- 
ant Bluff today He had walked to the barber's from Smith 
palace hotel, a pleasure resort, where he had been a g-uest for 
almost a week past. He had just taken a seat in the chair to 
be shaved when he died. Doctors were summoned, but too late. 
He came from an old Providence family and resided here on the 
East side with his family. 

"In years past he was the organist at the First Baptist 
church. He was a veteran of the civil war, entering- the army 
from Blackstone, Mass., a^d serving- as captain of Co. K, 51st 
Massachusetts volunteers, for the full time of the service of that 
command, nine months. After that he organized a company of 
cavalry in Massachusetts. While in the 5 1st he was with the 
18th army corps in the department of North Carolina 

"He was at the time of his death a member of Rodman 
post, G, A. R., of this city." 

We do not find this Daniel W. mentioned in the Family 
History. Will some one furnish the family history for the 

The Nkws would not like to be charg-ed with never printing- 
any but what is g-ood of any one bearing- the Kimball name, so 
it g-ives place to the following- dispatch to the Boston Herald: 

"James Rufus Eli Kimball, claiming- Boston as his home, 
was arraig-ned in the police court this morning- on a charg-e of 
breaking- and entering- the South Chelmsford railroad station. 
He is 22 years of ag-e, and apparently part negro. He was 
picked up lurking- in a shed near the Merrimac woollen mills in 
Dracut, last night, and a punch and other articles stolen from 
the station were found on him." 

It will be seen that this was not a white Kimball anyhow. 
There are not a few negroes who were once slaves and who have 
their masters' names, and so do their descendants. 

Franklin R. Kimball, of Salem, Mass , has recently received 
a patent on some improvement, the nature of which is not stated 
in the newspaper report. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray writes that she was not at Salem, 
Mass., as stated in the November News, but at New Salem, 
which is 70 miles west of the old Salem town. 

December, 1900. 189 

A CHASE FOR $10,000. 

E. R. Kimball is a Kansas City creamery man. Last year 
he started on a trip around the world and wanted especially to 
visit China, but the war side tracked his purpose. A few weeks 
ag-o he started on another short but hasty trip, which the Leav- 
enworth papers of November 19 note as follows: 

"K. R. Kimball, a Kansas City man, on his way to Omaha 
last night on the through Missouri Pacific train, met with a 
dear experience in getting- off the train here for the purchase 
of a sandwich. When he came out after his feast he found his 
train on the move and he was unable to board it. He wired to 
a friend in Atchison to have a special ready for him to take him 
to Omaha. His friend deposited the amount equal to $1 a mile, 
and when Kimball reached Atchison aboard a freight train he 
found his special ready to take him on his northern journey. 

"It is stated that Mr. Kimball had a stachel in the car con- 
taining $10,000, and he was very anxious to catch up with it. A 
telegram was sent to the Pullman conductor to take charge of 
his effects It was expected the special would arrive about the 
same time of the regular train in Omaha." 


Of our dear little Cora Lillian Kimball, who died on the 7th day 
of June, 1900, aged one year and one month. 

Why weepest thou, dear parents? You'd like to have some roses 

And why thy heart so sad? From that bright, happy land. 

Your Cora is in heaven. 

And ang-els are so g-)ad. Her brightness and her beauty 

So much exceeds the earth; 

The stroke 'tis true is heavy Her little heart is throbbing* 

And hard it is to bear, That you may feel her worth. 

But Jesus speaks so kindly— . „ -, -,. 

"Let me thy burden share." The kisses of your darling- 

You never can forg-et. 

Oh, cast your care on Jesus, As Cora was the baby 

He only knows your g"rief; She was your only pet. 

His grace is quite sufficient 

And sure to give relief. ^"^ do^^ among- the angels 

She still is loved and cheered; ♦ 

She still is vvatching- for you. Her future now, dear parents, 

And beckons you away Is never to be feared. 

To that celestial country 

Where night is as the day. Her father and her mother- 

She longs to meet them there, 

CouJd you but see the flowers To walk the streets in glory, 

She's weaving in her hand Where all is brig-ht and fair. 

Leed, June, 1900. 

190 Kimball Family News 


An important will case has just been decided in the Boston 
probate court. 

Jennie Kimball was born in Somerville in 1862, the daug-h- 
ter of Oliver and his wife Nellie (Brown) Foster, according- to 
the decision of the court. The mother died in 1875. There 
had been some trouble between the Fosters man and wife and a 
partial separation had taken place, but the marriage was never 
denied, althoug-h no record seems to have been made. At the 
death of Mrs. Foster in 1875 the husband attended the funeral, 
paid the expenses, and recog^nized the deceased as his wife. In 
1898 Oliver Foster died, leaving- an estate of over $225,000, and 
the court appointed Jennie administratrix. On December 14, 
1878, she married W. S. Kimball, who lived at Revere, Mass., 
where Oliver P^oster was eng-ag-ed as a brick manufacturer. Mrs. 
Kimball as the only child would inherit her father's property. 
He left two sisters and three brothers, and they petitioned the 
court to set aside the appointment of Jennie M. Kimball as ad- 
ministratrix, on the g-round that their brother Oliver was never 
leg-ally married with Nellie Brown, and that therefore their 
daughter could not inherit the property and that they were the 
next heirs of kin. A vigorous contest was made and much evi- 
dence introduced and the decision of the court was that Oliver 
Foster was the legsd husband of Nellie J. Foster, and that 
Jennie Foster Kimball was their legitimate dauo-hter. W. F. 
Kimball was one of the attorneys for Mrs. Kimball. 


In Willsboro, N. Y, , Sept. 27, 1900, to Carl W. and Jennie 
Kimball, a daug-hter, Elizabeth Eleanor, For mention other 
big- brother see News p. 184, November, 1898. 

General Sumner I. Kimball, g-eneral superintendent of the 
United States life saving- service, in his annual report to Secre- 
tary Gag-e, says at the close of the fiscal year the establishment 
embraced 269 stations, 194 being on the Atlantic, 58 on the 
lakes, 16 on the Pacific and one at the Falls of the Ohio, at 
Louisville, Ky. 

Moody Kimball, of Newburyport, Mass., was elected a 
member of the Massachusetts legislature at the November elec- 
tion, running far ahead of his ticket. He was one of the two 
representatives elected from the Ipswich district. 

December, 1900. 191 


Roy T. Kimball, San Francisco— Put me down for $10 for 
one copy, and if it comes to a pinch you may make the bill $20 
instead of $10. I cannot understand how a Kimball can take 
no interest in the name or family. 

Sumner Kimball, Lovell, Me. — I have much enjoyed the 
many interesting- finds of stray ones who are being- broug-ht into 
the Kimball fold each year throug-h the g-ood work and influence 
of the News. In no other way could this work be so well car-, 
ried out, making- it a most valuable and interesting- family 
record, one in which we all enjoy at the present time and which 
will be a real treasure to future g-enerations. To the Pacific 
Coast and Missouri Valley family reunions held yearly much is 
due. Distance surely is no barrier to our interest in them and 
we should cheer them on and not fail to follow their example. I 
feel hopeful for the continuance of our News. To think that 
the News is ever to be discontinued is surely not pleasant. Scat- 
tered as we are about all over the United States and numbered 
by the thousands it does seem almost a disgrace to the family 

Rev John C. Kimball, Sharon, Mass. — My dear Mr. Kim- 
ball: I have been meaning- to write you a word of sympathy 
and encourag-ement ever since I received your November number 
of the News. I hope by all means you will keep it g-oing-. No 
magazine comes to my table that is more welcome or is read 
with more interest. Among- the thousands who bear our name 
and have in them the precious Kimball blood it does seem as if 
you ought to have more than 600 or even 6,000 subscribers. It 
can not be from lack of interest or of means that you do not. I 
scrawl this in the midst of other duties. It does not express 
half of what is in my mind. Let me, however, before closing-, 
thank you for what you have done and g-ive you and yours my 
cordial Christmas g-reeting-s. 

General Sumner I. Kimball, Treasury Department, Wash- 
ing-ton, D. C. — I am very sorry to say that my time has been so 
completely occupied by my office duties that I have found no 
opportunity to send contributions of reading- matter for the 
News as I had contemplated doing-, for I can well understand 
that the g-etting- tog-ether of suitable materials for each number 
must impose upon you a serious and difficult task. If the publi- 
cation should continue another year, however, I hope to be able 
to send you a little matter. 

Lieutenant Governor Charles Dean Kimball, Providence, R. 

192 Kimball Family News 

I. — I hope you will be amply rewarded in your effort to continue 
the Nkws, and I will assist in any way I can. For a time I was 
unable to attend to business on account of a railroad accident. 
(Governor Kimball was a victim of the railroad accident June 
10, as mentioned page 91, June Nkws, 1900. See also Nkws 
page 309, July Nkws, 1899, page 52, 1900.) 

An Ipswich, Mass., correspondent writes: "The local 
history class of the Ipswich Historical Society met last Thurs- 
day evening with Mrs. Elizabeth K. Spaulding, who read a 
paper dealing with the history of her immediate neighborhood, 
known as Meeting House Green. Near the spot on which her 
home is located was once the home of Major Dennison, and 
earlier still, here once lived the famous Ward and well known 
Rogers, Farleys, Lords and Kimballs of Ipswich. Mrs. Spauld- 
ing's house is full of historic interest, for here lived for 4O years 
the Rev. D. T. Kimball " See Hist. p. 333. 

D. B. Kimball, who was 82 years old last March, has worked 
in the field right through haying and helped cut some 25 tons of 
hay. He has pitched nearly every load of this on to the cart, 
drove the oxen with the loads to the barn, and done the work of 
a man 20 years younger than he. — Canaan item in Concord, N. 
H., Monitor. 

As Canaan, the home of this venerable member of the 
family, was also the former home of the editor of the Nkws, he 
would particularly like to hear more from him and from others, 
several of whom are living in that vicinity. 

Mrs. J. R. Kimball of New York gave her annual Christmas 
dinner in the basement of the City Hall, to 250 poor persons. 
The Tribune says : "Mrs. Kimball has been following this 
charity for several years. Heretofore the entire meal has been 
served at the City Hall- This year, however, only coffee, ice 
cream and cake were served. The guests received baskets of un- 
cooked food to take home. The basement of the City Hall was 
decorated with holly and greens, and draped with colored bunt- 

Abel Kimball, of Jackman, Maine, was knocked unconscious 
and wounded in the temple by the accidental discharge of a shot 
gun in an adjoining store. A fire resulted which burned two 
buildings Abel Kimball's loss in dry goods and groceries was 
several thousand dollars. 

jftimball^ family uiews 

Vol. fV, No. 1. G. F KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

Topeka, Kansas, January, 1901. 

Family History, p. 222. 

"Almost a century's fullness of useful, up-lifting- service 
g-iven in the love and spirit of his Master found a fitting- close 
in the peaceful death above recorded. 

"The prominent events of this life, so many years of which 
were passed among- us, have been named by others and 
need little counting- here. Mr. Kimball was a native of New 
York, the last surviving- member of a family of twelve children, 
all of whom attained leng-th of years and prosperity. 

"Not satisfied with the educational advantag-es possible in 
the village of his birth he pursued throug-h his own effort the 
course offered at Union colleg-e, g-raduating- in 1836. 

"A little later he entered Andover Theolog-ical Seminary to 
prepare for the ministry, but failure of health necessitated a 
withdrawal in 1839. 

"He became principal of an academy at Lee, Mass., where 
in 1840 he met and married Sarah Weston, who, shortly before 
her death, celebrated with him in this city the unusual Golden 
Wedding anniversary. The g-lad ministrations of the united 
families of their five children, Mary, Weston, Charles, Mather 
and Sara, were shared and aug-mented at this time by the 
thoughtful interest of scores of loving- friends. 

"Mr and Mrs. Kimball removed to the west in 1847, making- 
a first home in Milwaukee. 

"Two years subsequent ihey came to Green Bay and have 
since been connected with its prog-ress, 'all of which they saw,' 
and in those early years, 'a larg-e part of which they were.' 

"For three years Mr. Kimball followed his chosen profes- 
sion of teaching-, but in 1852 established himself in the hard- 
ware business which, thoug-h of late years in charg-e of his 
second son, has known no chang-e of name throug-h the half cen- 
tury of its existence. His fair business methods, his promptness 
and integrity naturally earned the reputation long- borne by this 

194 Kimball Family News 

"For over forty years Mr. Kimball was a deacon in the 
First Presbyterian church, now known as the Union Cong-rega- 
tional, and in the presence of old friends and neighbors was 
buried from this long--loved church home, August 9th, the pas- 
tor, Rev. J. M. A. Spence, officiating-. 

"This is the simple story of a victorious life. An indiffer- 
ent pen could have recorded its happenings and a superficial 
judgment might have pronounced them unimportant, but there 
are many besides the writer who need not to inquire 'In what 
does its achievement consist?' Too often have they felt the 
sweetness of its sympathy, too long have they known the power 
of its never-failing righteousness. 

"Gifted souls now passed beyond would fill out the measure 
of our testimony in fitting phrase. To them, also, years of 
association had made 'Father Kimball' a loving parent in all but 
tie of blood, and though he made few prostestations there are 
many who treasure memories of unexpected thoughtfulness and 

•'In the slight cloud that fell upon the advanced years of 
our friend there was little of real bitterness. 

"Weary and restless, sometimes; lonely, often, there was 
yet in the very conceits of his feebleness a touch of that merry 
brightness which had always made his companionship most en- 

"It was as if the fancies of a weakened brain had no con- 
trol over a soul at peace with itself and a 'conscience void of 
offense toward God and man.' 

"His natural manner was quick, brusque and decisive, yet 
the roguish eye often betrayed or modified the seriousness of a 
spoken reproof. 

"Sturdy in his religious convictions the pioneer history of 
the church to which he gave his support bears many a record of 
his unflinching self-sacrifice and loyal sonship. 

"He was a student always; whether his work as a teacher 
made him fond of the young or his love of youth made him a 
successful teacher, this thing is certain, he cherished for books 
and children a love that was unusual. 

"His Greek Testament was a pocket companion for scores of 
years and there was no self-infliction in its continuous perusal. 

"His faithfulness to all obligations was a sign potent of 
symmetry and strength of character and if the Sages spoke 
truly that to know wisdom was to apply right thinking to the 
regulation of conduct, then indeed may we point the young to 
lives like this as an exemplification of the proverb: 
'Happy is the man that findeth wisdom — 
Length of days is in her right hand and in her left, 
hano riches and honor.' 

January, 1901. 205 


Entered into rest in New London, Conn., Jan. 9, 1901. We 
take the following- from the New London, Conn., Teleg-raph of 
Jan. 10, 1901: 

"On the 11th of September. 1900, there g-athered at the home of Mrs. 
R. B. Hewitt, on North Main street, a number of friends and relatives to 
fitting-ly mark the passing- of the 90th milestone in the life journey of 
Mrs. Charlotte Lyman. Surrounded by her relatives Mrs. Lyman received 
friends and chatted g"ayly with them, there being- one g-entleman by name 
of Kimball present, who was nearly contemporary with her. Many 
friends of varying- degrees in the rungs of the ladder united in wishing- 
her a continuance of her life for another decade, till she had rounded out 
the centu'-y m-ark. It was noted by all that she seemed to be of excip- 
tional brightness and fairly vig'orous for her age. Her interest in the con- 
versation never flagged and she took her part and partook of 'the g-ood 
cheer and laughed and joked with the young people as heartily as though 
she were entering on the second instead of the tenth lecade. 

■'Mrs Lyman was so erect and so full of interest in her friends and 
hou' ehoid that it does not seem possible she could have failed so rapidly 
as to be dead today. But when one has passed the 90th mark there is 
great need of care to keep the life going-, and the cold which came to her 
was the direct cause of the collapse which has ended in a higher life. 

'■In September she was a tall, fine looking, straight and dignified 
woman, whose strong and handsome features and piercing eyes com- 
manded the respect of those who saw her, while the gentleness of her 
conversation and the kindness of her life held the stranger and made even 
those who had not seen her before interes'^ed in her and her life. 

"That life was one uneventful enough, though so much had happened 
in the history of the world and progress while this girl was passing from 
one age lo another till the allotted ^pan was reached. She was born on 
the nth of Septen ber, 1810, one of the many children of Chester Kimball 
and Lucy Fox. Though all her brothers and sisters attained a good age 
she was the only survivor. She married in early youth James B. Lyman, 
one of the foremost citizens of New London, and for many years postmas- 
ter. After her widowhood, Mrs. Lyman determined to spend the rest of 
her life in her native place, and was so fond of it that her grandchildren 
could not coax her to often alter her resolution. Her grandson, Charles 
E. Lyman, is one of the prominent business men of Washington, and she 
has a granddaughter in Mrs. Robbins of New Orleans, who came on with 
her daughter to be present at her birthday celebration. 

"No one who took part in that rejoicing enjoyed it more than Mrs. 
Lyman herself aud it seemed fair to predict that she was going to have a 
long and happy stay with the dear friends who had cared for her so ten- 
derly that undoubtedly her health and pleasure in living had been greatly 
au^imented by their devotion. 

"But though there was no diminution of her strength at once it was 

206 Kimball Family News 

plain to be seen that she did not gain any and whe:i slie was taken with a 
bad cold after the beq-inning- of the new century there was a feeling* in the 
hearts of those about that the dawn of the new epoch of time meant the 
closing of her years. Mrs. Lyman herself seemed to undprstand this and 
to be willing Lo have the time of her sojourn come to an end and the meet- 
ing with those who had passed to the other life near to her. She died 
painlessly, and as she had lived, in the full belief that everlasting life was 
but opening to her. The end came about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon 
and there can truly be said that few of stronger faith and better embodi- 
ment of practice of the Golden Rule have lived on this earth than Char- 
lotte Lyman. 

Family History No. 496-xi, pRge 280 Charlotte K. was 
the daug-hter of Chester Kimball^ and his wife Luc}^ Fox, dang-h- 
ter of John and Mary Fox, born Sept. 11, 1810, the young- 
est of eleven children. Her sister, Abig-ail Holt, born March 8, 
1803, died June, 1835, married James Bloyd Lyman September, 
1822. They had six children. On May 2, 1836, Mr. Lyman 
and his first wife's sister were married. The History does not 
mention the fact, but Mrs. Lyman left children and g-randchild- 
ren, a full record of whose names, birth, deaths, etc , the News 
would be g-lad to publish if furnished 

For the above sketch we are indebted to Mrs. Annie Holt 
Smith, of New London, Ct. She is the g-randdaughter of Lucy 
Kimball, No. 1000. 

Gurdon Bishops born Oct. 6, 1315, son of Lucy Kimball, 
married Mary Ann Crocker and they moved to California. At 
the Third California Kimball reunion there were present Misses 
Emma Victoria. Belle Sarah and Lucy Kimball Bishop. See 
June Family News, 1899, p. 29.5. They were g-randdaug-hter.3 
of Gurdon Bishop, whose children have no place in the History, 
and are cousins of Mrs. Smith. 

The History makes'slig:ht mention of the children'of Lucv 
Kimball Bishop Her son Chester married Ellen Clark Holt and 
her daug-hter Lucy Ann married Henry W. Holt 

Mrs. Smith would be g^lad to obtain the record of her an- 
cestor, Abig-ail Holt, who married Richard Kimball'' in Porafret, 
Conn , Dec. 13, 17^3. 

Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray is spending" the winter at. her 
native own, New Salem, post office address Milling-ton, Mass. 
She has been visiting- relatives in Washing-ton, attending- the 
National Convention of the W. C. T U. and delivering ad- 
dresses at the Thirty fourth Anniversary of the Pennsylvania 
Peace Society in Philadelphia, December the 11th, and lectur- 
ing- on Alaska and Hawaii in other places. See News Maj^ and 
June, 1900. 

January, 1901. 197 


Mr. Warner E- Sprag-ue, of Roscoe, New York, a descen- 
dant of Levi KimbalP, No. 186, supplemental notes concerning- 
whom were g-iven so larg-ely in the July-August number of the 
Nkws, sends the following- in answer to the query asked by 
Sarah Louise Kimball in the October number. Mr. Sprag-ue 
writes: ''The name is common there (in Pike county), and I 
frequently hear it, as it is no g-reat distance from here, although 
I have never met them. I find the name of Levi, No. 186, in 
the old records here written 'Levy Kimble.'" 

Mr. Sprag-ue's name on pag-e 124 July-Aug-ust Nkws, No. 
I7071-i, should be Warner, not Warren. 

News. October, 1900, page 151, inquiry as to Jacob Kimble, of Pike 
cour ty. Pa. 

Jacob Kimball, History No. 183, removed from Connecticut to Wayue 
county, Pa. Southern part of Wayne is now Pike county. They 
moved from Connecticut at same time family of Levi, No. 186, died. 
Levi went to the Wyominsc country in Pennsylvania, returned to 
Orang-e county, N. Y., then to Preston, Ct. , and then to this place, 
Rockland, Sullivan county, N. Y. 
Jacob Kimball's family was part of a settlement of 30 families known 
as Wallenpaupack (from a small stream by that name); it v^as in West- 
moreland county, a part of the Wyoming country at that time claimed by 
Connecticut. This settlement lay over the mountains east from Wyoming 
valley and between the mountains and the Delaware river, and was on the 
trail which led to and from Wyoming. It v^as the first halting place or 
refuge, and figured prominentl3^ in the history of the troubles between 
the Connecticut settlers and the authorities of Pennsylvania, and later 
during the Indian raids and massacre. In most of the histories this 
Jacob's name is spelled "Kimble," and numerous other Kimbles are men- 
tioned. At or near the site of the ola settlement is now Kimble, a post 
office and station on a branch of the Erie railway. 

The Family History gives six children of Jacob No. 183. Miner's His- 
tory of Wyoming gives interesting account of some of them. 

i AbeF, born 1754, was a soldier in the Revolution; was in the 

battle of Long Island. Wife's name was Sybil , 

ii Walter, born 1756. was an Indian spy. See History, 
iii Stephen, born 1757, was taken a captive by Indians; after long 

suffering and privations died a prisoner, 
iv Mary, born 1759. 
V Ephriam, born 1761. 
vi Sarah, born February, 1763. 
Harrison Kimble died 1885. aged 78, born 1807, his father was Jacob 
Kimble, of Lake county, Pa. 

Is not the inference that this Jacob was a grandson of Jacob^ 183? 

198 Kimball Family News 

At any rate a true account of the experiences and hardships of this 
family from the time of their settlement at VVailenpaupack until after the 
close of the Revolution would make a very thrilling- and interesting- 

The above will give any one inter.-sted a starting point for lookirg up 
the Kimbles of Pike county, Pa. 


In remitting- his yearly subscription of $5 to the News, 
Sumner Kimball, of Lovell, Me., writes: 

'-I hardly feel like sending this without a few words more, so I seat 
myself in front of my large old-fashioned fire place, where the heat comes 
froTi one of the most healthful of fires, and tell you of our most glorious 
morning. The mercury stands about 10 degrees below zero at 6 o'clock. 
The sun is now up, rising in all its splendor. There is not a cloud visible 
and the air is crisp and keen, full of invigorating life-giving such as no 
M. D. can dare imitate. The mountains which rise in the distance seem 
almost within. rifle shot. Mount Washington so white, covered complet'ily 
with snow, is a grand sight. Although a distance of some 30 miles on 
mornings like this does not look to be more than 5 miles distant north- 
west from here. We can see with the naked eye the tip top house, seem- 
ingly well covered and much snowed ir. , as it is at this time in the year. 
Such views are grand, and as I pen this I think of how you in youth in 
your Orange, N. H., home once gazed on scenes the same as has been my 
life-long admiration. No doubt your thoughts revert quite often to the 
old home in New Hampshire with all its surroundings. The older we 
grow the more we like to look back to boyhood scenes." 


The San Francisco Chronicle says: "A new steamer for the 
Coast trade will be built at Coos Bay for J. S. Kimball, of this 
city. Some months ag-o he severed his connection with the 
steamship company that bears his name, but will ag-ain engag^e 
in the shipping- business." 

The Rev. John C. Kimball, of Sharon, Mass., perhaps the 
most notable of living- Kimball writers and speakers, sends us 
his "Unitarian Minister's Platform," it being* his installation 
address on taking- charg-e of his new field It is published, as 
are several others of his work, by the James H. West Company 
of Boston. 

Sarah Louise Kimball, of San Francisco, has been re- 
elected Corresponding- Secretary of the California Genealogical 

January, 1901. 199 


James Adams Kimball, of Salina, Kansas, is mentioned as 
one who may receive at the hands of Governor Stanley an ap- 
pointment as one of the State Railroad Commissioners. (Hist., 
p. 1051.) 

Mrs. Ellwood Davis Kimball, of Wichita, is interested in 
org-anizing- a Kansas branch of the Society of Colonial Dames. 
Her husband is one of the Vice Presidents of the Kansas Sons 
of the American Revolution, and has been for several years. 

Mr. Warner K- Sprag-ue furnishes some interesting' notes 
on another pag-e concerning- the Pike county Kimbles. Doubt- 
less there are many others v^ho could bring- similar matters of 
interest to lig-ht if they would try, and it would add value to 
the News. 

J. Hoyt Kimball and wife, of Oakland, Cal., were enter- 
tained at an elaborate dinner recently by their cousins and your 
cousins and our cousins, Mrs. Joan Kimball Clark and her sister, 
Miss Anna Kimball, at their lovely home, "Willow Marsh," 
Melrose, Alameda county, Cal. 

A. B. Kimball, who recently bought a half interest in the 
Concordia Empire-Daylig-ht, is g-etting- whole basketfulls of 
compliments from the Kansas press, even thoug-h he has his 
hands -full with his Scandia Journal and his postoffice. He 
seems to be one of the fellows who can multiply himself. He 
came down also to attend the Kansas Day banquet and the State 
Press Association and Mrs. Kimball came with him. See his 
face in January News, 1900 

Stippleitiental Notes to Family History. 

Family History, pag-e 135, No. 184 Moses^ (Jacobs John^, 
John^ Richard^. 

Family News May, 1900, pag-e 73. In addition to children 
of Moses KimbalP there was 

iv. Polly, liorn Oct. 20, 1771, m. Aug-. 7, 1794, Ebenezer Allyn. 
Children: 1. Polly, b. Aug-. .5. 1795.. 2. Clarissa, b. Oct. 18, 
1797. 3. David, b. Aug. 23. 1799. 4. Moses K., b. B'eb. 9, 
1802. .5. Ebenezer, b, Sept. 7, 1803. 

"The Structure of the Eng-lish Sentence" is the title of a 
new book for hi^h school and normal use, by Lillian G. Kim- 
ball, and published by the American Book Company, of New 
York. It is a 12 mo. of 244 pag-es and sells at 75 cents. 

200 Kimball Family Newb, 


The following notes are furnished by Sarah Louise Kimball 
compiled from the Rev. J. R. Olorenshaw's book on the Church 
and Parish of Rattlesden, noticed in the August number of the 
News, and again in the September number, 1900. 

It may be added that the well known Hoyt and still more 
celebrated Perry families were also descendants from Thomas 
Whotlock. In the case of Captain F. M. Kimball, of Topeka, 
the two lines meet again after nearly three hundred years in 
himself and his wife Susannah (Hoyt, also of Perry line) 

Thomas Whatlocke (Whotlock), surveyor at Rattlesden, 1588, 
questman 1590. Buried January 25, 1608, "a very old 
man." Wife Johan (Joane), buried March 14, 1610. 


1. Roger Whotlock, bap. May 15, 1561, owned a house 

in Norfolk, which he left to his brother Robert. 

2. Robert Whotlock, bap. July 20,1564; m. (1) Mary 

Barthenewe Bartholomew), July 4, 1591, who was 
buried Sept. 29, 1606; he m. (2) Ann Davy, June 

25, 1607; and (3) Rachael , who was buried 

June 19, 1621 He was buried Sept. 28, 1622. He 
left a will in which he devised £2> apiece to his 
sister, Martha Scott, and, Ursula Kem- 

3. Martha Whotlock, bap. June 18, 1568; m. Henry Scott 

July 25, 1594, who was buried Dec. 24, 1624. 


i Thomas Scott, bap. Feb. 26, 1594; m. ; 4 


ii Ursula Scott, bap- Feb. 14, 1597; m. Richard Kem- 
ball. One of their children appears on records: 
"1615. 12 of August Henry Kemball ye sone of 
Richard and Ursulr his wife baptised." 

iii Roger Scott, bap. Nov. 15, 1604; m. Sarah Grim- 
wood, Feb. 26, 1627. Five children: Susan, 
Roger, Sarah, Abigail, John. 

4. Dorothy Whotlock, bap. July 6, 1572, buried Nov. 3, 


Henry Scott was questman at Rattlesden 1601, and again in 
1619; surveyor 1609; overseer of the poor 1613; constable 

1568 18 July Martha the dawghtr of Thomas Whatlock and 
Joane his w was baptised. 

January, 1901. 201 

1594 25 Julye Henry Scoote and Martha Whatlocke maried. 
1597 14 February Urslaye Scoote the dawg-htr of Henry and 

Martha baptised. 
160S 25 of January Thomas Whatlocke a very old man buryed. 
1610 14 of ye same (March) Joan Whotlocke ye Relict of 

Thomas Whotlocke buried. 
1615 12 of Aug-ust Henry Kemball ye sone of Richard and 

Ursula his wife baptised. 
1624 Decebr 24 Henry Scott was buried. 

Edmund Scott. May have been father of Henry Scott who m. 
Martha Whotlocke. There was also a Robert Scott living- 
in Rattlesden. Edmund Scott died August 14, 1621, ag-ed 

about 97 years; m. Joane , who was buried May 15, 



1. Dinah Scott, bap. June 18, 1567; m. John Ransom January 

8, 1587, and had daug-hter: Priscilla Ransom, bap. June 
2, 1588. 

2. Ann Scott, bap. Aug-. 21, 1569. 

3. Rose Scott, bap. Sept. 15, 1571; buried Sept. 19, 1571. 

4. George Scott, bap. Jan. 31, 1573. 

5. Nicholas Scott, bap. June 13, 1576; m. Anne Batman, April 

7, 1603, and had son: Nicholas Scott, bap. Jan. 22, 1603; 
buried Nov. 29, 1606. 

6. Edmund Scott, bap. Oct. 18, 1586; m. ; had sons: 

Georg-e Scott, bap. Dec. 28, 1594; and Edmund Scott, 
buried June 30, 1615. 

7. Jonas Scott, bap. Oct. 20, 1588. 

8. Nicholas Scott, bap. Sept. 25, 1591. 

9. Robert Scott, bap. May 25, 1597. 

It may be that the above date of burial of Edmund Scott's 
wife, Joane (May 15, 1615) may be wrong-, or it may apply to 
another Joane, wife of an Edmund Scott. There is on the record 
notice of marriage of Edmund Scott and Agnes Losse, Sept. 
16, 1583. 

Robert Scott, who also lived in Rattlesden, seems to have been 
of the same generation as Edmund Scott. He had a 
daughter, Susan Scott, buried Sept. 16, 1570. 

Henry Kemball and wife Johan lived at Rattlesden, and had a 
daughter, Rachael Kemball, bap. June 22, 1589. They 
may have been parents, also, of Richard Kemball, who m. 
Ursula Scott and came to America. 

Roger Bradstreet lived in Rattlesden and had children: 

202 Kimball Family News 

1. Marg-aret Bradstreet, 1539, m William Hallyat, and 

had daug-hter, Marg-aret Hallyat. 

2. Alice Bradstreet. 

3. Jone Bradstreet, 1541, m. Robert Campe. 

John Bradstreet (may have been son of Robert) m. Martha Sal- 
ter, Oct. 5, 1578, and had children: 

1. Elizabeth Bradstreet, bap. July 26, 1579. 

2. John Bradstreet, bap. May 16^ 1585; buried Oct. 18, 


3. Martha Bradstreet, bap. March 17, 1587. 

The following- notes from the Parish Reg-ister are also 

1625 March 5 Abig-ail ye daughtr of Thomas Scot and his wife 

1628 Thomas ye sonne of Thomas Skott and his wife bap- 

1630 P^eb. 3 Benjamin ye sonne of Thomas Scott and his wife 

1632 June 6 Susan ye daug-hter of Rog-er Scott and his wife 


1633 May 21 Rog-er son of Rog-er Scott and his wife baptised. 
1633 Aug-. 30 Benjamin Scote was buried. 

1636 Nov. 15 Georg-e Kemball dyed of ye plag-ue and was 

1636 Dec. 7 the wife of George Kemball dyed of ye plag-ue 
1636 Dec. 8 the daug-htr of ye sd George likewise and was 


1652 Jan. 23 Gatterick Kemball, widow was buried. 

1653 Stephen son of Stephen Kemball and his wife baptized. 
1656 March 25 Richard Kemball and Mary French were mar- 

1672 March 18 John son of Stephen Kemball and his wife 

1679 Feb, 4 Mary wife of Stephen Kimball was buried. 
1688 Feb. 28 Stephen Kemball buried . 

Something- more of Alanson M. Kimball, Representative from 
Wisconsin in the Forty-fourth Cong-ress. He was born in Bux- 
ton, York county, Maine, March 12, 1827. Was a merchant and 
was a member of the State Leg-islature in 1863 and 1864. His 
name does not appear in the. Family History. 

Ellwood Davis Kimball, of Wichita, was ag-ain elected one 
of the vice-presidents of the Kansas Society Sons of the Amer- 
ican Revolution. ■ ' ' . 

January, 1901. 203 


Early in last year several leaflets were published by Aug-us- 
tine Caldwell under the above title, which ^mong- other matter 
contained chronicles of early inhabitants of Ipswich, Mass. 
We g-ive place this month to the following", and will continue 
the same in the next number of the Nkws. It will be noticed 
that much of it is essentially the same as appears in the Family 
History, with some additional notes: 

KIMHALL. In the ship Elizabeth, of Ipswich, England, William An- 
drews, master, which sailed April, 1034, there came passengers, viz.: 

Henry Kemball, aged 44 years. 

Susan, his wife, aged 35 ^ears. 

Elizabeth, aged 4; Susan^ aged L and a half years — their children. 

Richard Kemball, aged 39 years, uxor, Ursala. 

Their children: 

Henry, aged 15 years; Richard, aged 13 years; 

Mary, aged 9 years; Martha, aged 5 years; 

John, aged 3 years; Thomas, aged 1 year. 

Richard Kimball took the freeman's oath in Boston, May 6, 1635. He 
had a houselot granted to him in Ipswich, February 23, 1637, adjoining 
goodman Simons, "att ye west end of ye town." He was a commoner, 
1641: one of Major Denison's subscribers, 1648; had a share and a half in 
Plum Island, etc., 1664. 

He had a farm in the northerly part of the town, near Prospect Hill, 
having the farm which Thomas Emerson sold to Joseph Jevi^ett on the 
north-west. He also possessed a lot on the town hill. 

Thomas Scott in his will. March 8, 1653, calls him his brother. 

In 1650, Joseph Fowler sells him lands, in the deed of which he styles 
him — Richard Kimball, wheelwright, his father-in-law. 

He died June 22, 1675 His will was proyed September 28. He men- 
tions his wife, without giving her name; and her children, Thomas, Jere- 
miah and Mary; and there was "forty pound due to her according to com- 
pact of marriage."' 

His children, mentioned in his will, were: 

Henry, the eldest son; John, Thomas. Benjamin, Caleb, John Severans, 
son-in-law, Elizabeth. Mary, Sarah. 

He mentions his ''cousin Haniel Bosworth." 

The inventory of his property, June 17. 1676, amounted to £986, 5; of 
which his house with 132 acres of land valued at £370. 

The name is written upon our records — Kemball, Kimball and Kim- 

The Massachusetts Observer says: 

Richard Kimball, 1. He was married twice. Margaret, his second 
wife, survived him. She died March 1, 1676. She was the widow Dow, of 
Hampton, N. H., probably widow of Henry Dew, vvhose will is dated 1659, 
4th, 8m. 

(Continued in February Number.) 

204 Kimball Family News 



We find no mention of this member of the family in the 
History. A Norway, Me., paper furnishes the following-: 

"Georg-e C. Kimball, of Waterford, who has been ill for 
more than a year, died Wednesday nig-ht, December 5, 1900. 
He had several shocks from the time he was first stricken but it 
was after a more severe one that he beg-an to fail rapidly. Mr. 
Kimball was 72 years old. During- the former part of his life 
he was eng-ag-ed as a ship carpenter, working- in Boston, Bath, 
Medford and other places. In later years he lived with a son, 
Sumner Kimball, on the place where he died. 

"Mr. Kimball was a g-enial, kind hearted man. He took a 
great interest in politics. He was present to vote at the No- 
vember election, althoug-h quite feeble. A few weeks before his 
death his physician asked him his ag-e and he said : "I shall be 
72 years old the day Bryan is elected," which meant the 6th day 
of November. He was anxious for Bryan's election and ex- 
pressed much disappointment at his defeat. It was a little more 
than a year ago that the fiftieth anniversary of his marriag-e 
was celebrated. 

"Funeral services w^ere held at the house, the Universalist 
minister of Bridg-ton officiating-. Mr. Kimball leaves a wife, 
five sons and three daug-hters." 

[Mr. Sumner Kimball, of Lovell, Me , one of the News helpers, sends 
the above, and says that George C. Kimball left quite a family and that 
efforts are making- t ) g-et a complete record for publication, as nothing- 
regarding" the family is given in the History.] 

Family History, p. 712, No. 1495. Died at his home in 
Rowley, Mass., Monday, Dec. 24, 1900, ag-ed 85 years, 6 months 
and 15 days. He was born in Waterford, Maine, date not g-iven 
in History. In early life he went to Rowley, where he engag-ed 
in the manufacture of shoes for years and then eng-ag-ed in the 
g-rocery business. For 25 years he was town treasurer and was 
hig-hly respected as a man of honor and influence. In 1842 he 
married Fdnah P. Blucking-ton, who died April 23, 1856. They 
had six children, one of whom, Eliza Green, who married Ber- 
nard Damon, of Rowley, afterwards of Portsmouth, Ohio, who 
has lived with his father the past year. A g-randson, Georg-e 
Kimball Perley, son of his daug-hter Mary, also survives. 

Charles A. Kimball, lawyer, and editor of the Courtland 
Reg-ister, took in the Kansas Day Club banquet, the State Press 
Association and the Kansas Bar Association all in one week and 
came out of it all with a g-org-eous carnation boquet in his but- 
ton hole. History, pag-e 940. 

January, 1901. 195 

"Dear old friend ! May the memory of thy well-doing- 
prove an abiding- stimulus to g-reater service and unselfishness." 

Throug-h the kindness of Mr. A. W. Kimball, of Evanston, 
111., the News is able to reprint the above very interesting- 
sketch from the Green Bay, Wis., Unionist, a small monthly 
Cong-reg-ational magazine. On pag-e 222 of the Family History 
Alonzo is named as the fifth child and third son c-f Ruel and 
Hannah (Mather) Kimball, born Nov. 20, 1808. On his 
mother's side he descended from Richard Mather, the Eng-lish 
non-conformist minister who was born in 1596, consequently of 
the same ag-e as Richard Kimball, and who became the minister 
of Dorchester two years after Richard Kimball settled in Water- 
ton. Richard Mather was the father of Increase Mather, Pres- 
ident of Howard Colleg-e in 1684. Cotton Mather, his son, while 
a g-ood and learned man, was one of the persecutors of the vic- 
tims of the witchcraft craze. He was one to instig-ate the per- 
secution and death of Giles Corey, an ancestor of Kllwood D. 
Kimball, of Wichita, Kan., to which he referred at the first 
Missouri Valley Kimball Association in his address printed in 
the first number of the Family News. History says this Giles 
Corey was a stubborn self-willed man who refused to make any 
defense or answer any questions He probably knew that to be 
accused of witchcraft was equivalent to a death sentence and 
that defense was useless. He was the last victim to die by 
pressing. And these two, persecutor and victim, were ancestors 
of learned, cultured and liberal Kimballs of two centuries later. 
Jt will be noticed that Alonzo Kimball left a considerable 
family with no particle of record in the Family History, nor is 
any thing- said except to g-ive date of birth or death of one half 
of his father, Ruel's, family of twelve children, most of whom 
g-rew to manhood. 

Of Alonzo's sister Lucy, born July 1, 1815, it is said that 
she married the Rev. Henry Bannister, of Kvanston, 111. Their 
son, Charles Kimball Bannister, born Cazenovia, N. Y., Nov 14, 
1848, married February 11, 1874, Miss Emma Brainard White, 
daug-hter of General Julius White, of Kvanston, 111. He was a 
noted civil eng-ineer and died Jan. 3, 1901. We take the follow- 
ing- sketch of this nephew of Alonzo Kimball from the Evans- 
ton Index of Januarj^ 10: 


"Charles K. Bannister, a former Evanstonian, died last 
Thursday at his home in Og-den, Utah, of pneumonia, after an 
illness of only a few days. Charles Bannister was the son of 
Rev. Henry Bannister, of Evanston, who held a chair for thirty 
years in Garrett Biblical institute. He was born at Cazenovia, 
N. Y., in 1848, and came with his parents to Evanston in 1858. 

196 Kimball Family News 

Here he received his education, g-raduating- from Northwestern 
university in 1869 at the age of twenty-one years. At an early 
ag-e he became a prominent citizen of Kvanston, being- one of 
the trustees on the first villag-e board. 

"He married an Evanston girl. Miss Emm.a White, daug-h- 
ter of General Julius White For several years he was em- 
ployed in eng-ineering- work on the C. M. & St. P., and the C & 
N. W. lines between Chicag-o and Evanston. In 1871 and 1872 
he held the position of first assistant civil engineer during- the 
construction of the C. & N. W. line to Milwaukee. In 1887 he 
moved to Cheyenne, Wy., where he spent much time in the 
study of irrig-ation and hydraulics. While there he superin- 
tended the construction of the Union Pacific short line. 

"In 1890 Mr. Bannister moved to Ogden, Utah, where his 
g-reatest work in engineering- was done — the building- of the 
water conduit down the canon near Ogden. Since that time he 
has been reg-arded as an expert consulting engineer, having 
done work in that line all over the United States and even in 
Japan. Mr. Bannister was a man of peculiar ability, handling 
all problems that came up in his work in the most dexterous 
way. He showed exceptional ability in managing men. He 
was g-enerous to a fault and made many friends. 

"Mr. Bannister was a close student in his profession, an 
honored member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 
and was the recipient of degrees conferred upon him by several 

'•He died at the age of 52 years, while ir the zenith of his 
powers. His death was a great shock to his relatives in Evans- 
ton, who had received, on the day before his death, a letter say- 
ing that he was recovering. A wife and two grown children, 
Emily and Edward, survive him, Mr. Bannister was a brother 
of Mrs. O. H. Merwin. of this city." 

The News hopes to be favored with a complete record of 
this branch of the family at a future day Cases of this kind 
are constantly coming to light, showing how valuable the News 
may be to the family if all who ought to be interested will only 
come to its aid in furnishing these unpublished rcords. 

James A. Kimball, of Tilden, Me., was recently frightfully 
injured by a large circular saw with which he was working. In 
sorfie way he lost his balance and fell squarely across it. Before 
the saw could be stopped the man's left arm had been almost 
entirely sawed oif, ano his left leg was sawed lengthwise almost 
to the bone. He was badly hurt about the head and shoulders. 
Mr. Kimball is married. His condition is very serious. We do 
not find him recorded in the History. 

January, 1901. 207 

Some months ag-o our punctual little cousin Ruth of Lovell, 
Me., 2448-i, sug-gested the idea of a children's pag-e for the 
News, but no one seemed to act upon it. Now we have from 
Master Harry Sloane, of San Dieg-o, Cal., (pag-e 1057) the fol- 
lowing- little story which he says he tried hard to write. He 
calls it 


Every one was in bed; it was 12 o'clock and Teddy who was 3 years old 
la> in his bed with bis little eyes wide open. He was waiting- for Santa 
Claus to come. Toward! o'clock Teddy was getting- very, very sleepy, 
when he was startled by hearing- the kitchen window softly raised. 

"It's Sandy Claus try'n' to g-et in; couldn't g-et, in frew the chimley, so 
he had to crime in de window," he said to himself. "I'll g-o look at 'im." 

Then he quietly slipped out of bed and stole softly down the stairs to 
the firf -place where he expected to find Santa Claus filling- his stocking-. 
When he came into the dining- room there stood Santa Claus, but he did 
not l£)ck like the picti^res of him that Teddy had seen. This man had a 
piece of black cloth over his face and there was a pair of black eyes peer- 
ing- thro' it. True, he had a sack, but instead of taking- toys out of it he 
was putting all mama's silver spoons into it. 

' Hello, Sandy CJaus, there's my stocking ober dere," said Teddy as 
soon as he appeared. The man did not answer, but stared ai Teddy in 

"Did 'ou leave 'our talk to home?" asked Teddy; "or did 'ou give it to 
some 'ittle boy what didn't have any?" 

The man smiled grimly and said: 'You better keep still, young 'un, 
because Santa Claus don't like to have people watch him." 

"But I's seed 'ou," said Teddy. Then he sat down on the footstool 
and watched the man hurriedly pile in all the silverware he could find. 

"I loves 'ou, Sandy Claus, 'cause 'ous good to 'ittle boys," said Teddy, 
breaking the silence. 

"Hump," answered tie man; "if you'd seen all the things I have 
you'd know Santa Claus from a r-r-r-r-robber." 

•'A-course I 'ould,'' said Tfddy, bumping his knees together to keep 
them warm. 

Then all was still again, but the man was not filling his sack any 
more, but was sitting on the stairs, his chin resting on his hands and ap- 
parently thinking very hard. Once he softly whispered, "home." Then 
he softly looked at Teddy for a few minutes and muttered something 
which could not be understood, and began patting the silver back into the 
drawers. When he had finished he looked around him, told Teddy to skip 
back to bed, that he had left his present at home but would send it to him 
later. As Teddy went back to bed the man crept through the kitchen 
window, closed it and disappeared into the darkness. 

208 Kimball Family News 

Next day there arrived at the house a small box, and on it was writ- 

* * 


No. 48 Chestnut Ave., : 

New York City, • 

* * 

When opened there lay the dearest little g-old watch about the size of 
a dollar. 

"I wonder who it's from " said every one in the family, and even little 
Teddy, peeping" into the box, said: "I 'onder who it's f'om."' Then remem 
bering- Santa Claus, he clapped his; hands and exclaimed: 

"Oh, it's from my Santa Claus.'' 


Barton Landing, Vt., Jan. 21, 1901. 
The Kimball Family News : 

I am in receipt of the December issue of the Kimball Fam- 
ily News in which there is a brief mention of C. P. Kimball, 
who was recently elected to the Washing-ton Legislature. Mr. 
Kimball is a merchant at South Piairie, Washing-ton, where he 
has resided tor about ten years, having- g-one there from Albany, 
Vermont, where we had been in g-eneral merchandise business 
tog-ether. About ten years ag-o we went west. C. P. Kimball 
settled where he now resides. I chose Puyallup, Washing-ton, 
and conducted a dry g-oods business for about six years. For- 
tune favored me and I returned to mj old home at Albany, Ver- 
mont, and boug-ht the ''old home farm" of 225 acres, where I 
keep 60 choice Jersey cattle. This farm is where my mother 
was born and lived until she was married to my father, Samuel 
Smith Kimball. This was her first and only marriag-e and I 
mention it as your note says she was a widow I am located at 
Barton Landing-, Vermont, and eng-ag-ed in the flour and feed 
business. I ^Iso have branch stores at Coventry, Newport Cen- 
ter and West Charleston, Vt. If any Kimball formerly from 
this section wishes to know anything- in regard to the family in 
this section I would be most happy to answer any inquiries I 
may be able to do. 


At the January meeting of the Kansas Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution the editor of the Kimball Familj^ 
News was made President of the Society for the coming- year. 
Now there are a dozen members of the family in Kansas who 
are elig-ible to membership and he would like to see them in the 
Society. Why not? 



GuSTAVus Franklin Kimball 


Anniversary of Washington's Birthday 











1732 1901 

George Washington, 


February 22, i9oi. 

Kansas Society Sons of the American Revolution. 


MUSIC — Star-Spangled Banner, Mrs P.H.Adams. 



MUSIC, Ad Astra Quartette. 




MUSIC, Mrs. P. H. Adams. 

address: the service of la FAYETTE IN THE CAUSE OF 


MUSIC, ; Ad Astra Quartette. 


MUSIC, Ad Astra Quartette. 

MUSIC — America, The Assembly. 


A Study in Patriotism. 

Fellow Citizens, Daughters of thk American Revolution and Com- 

I am to speak a few momerits to you tonight on the Patriotic Order of 
the Sons of the American Revolution, its organization and its purposes. I 
shall have no time to enter upon its benefits to the individual, the eligi- 
bility of applicants for membership nor of necessary methods of proced- 
ure. These are readily accessible to all. I shall aim only to give a slight 
sketch of the origin of the Society and its proposed work. To many it 
already appears that we have orders and societies enough for all practical 
purposes. An attempt to promote any thing of the kind, either new or 
old, should, therefore, command a great degree of merit. I shall only be 
able, however, to treat the subject briefly and in a disjointed manner, 
and still, it is hoped, so as to incite something of thought and consider- 

The California organization was the parent Society of the Sons of 
the American Revolution. It was first organized and known as 
the Sons of Revolutionarj' Sires. The first suggestion came from Colonel 
Richard H. Savage, chief aid to General John McComb, of San Francisco, 
in an address delivered there June 17, 1875, the 100th anniversary of the 
battle of Bunker Hill. The suggestion took root immediately and a call 
issued by Colonel Savage resulted in a meeting held Oct. 32, of that year. 
This was a provisional assembly. Dr P. W. Randle, a native of Georgia, 
was elected president. He had served with Abraham Lincoln in the Black 
Hawk War, and was a surgeon in the Mexican War and also in the Civil 
War. His father. Captain Josias Randle, was an aid to Gen. Washington. 

Soon after the suggestion of Colonel Savage on June 17, great impetus 
was given the movement by the publication June 26 in the Alta Califor- 
nia of an able and remarkable letter by aa unknown woman, a grand- 
daughter of a Revolutionary sire. The writer called herself a "poor 
widow of one of the victims of the privateers of our last war, living in 
obscurity." It bore no other signature.* This letter was strong, touching 
and effective, calling out much correspondence and inspiring deep en- 
thusiasm. The writer's identity has never been known, and she lived and 
probably died in the obscurity she mentioned. It is a matter of regret 
that this woman's name cannot yet and perhaps may never appear on the 
page of hisstory. But the patriotic women associated with the Sons will 

not go far wrong- if they cherish her memory as in a degree a worthy 
mother of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

The California Society was regularly instituted at this October meet- 
ing. On July 4, 1876, just one hundred years after the Declaration of In- 
dependence, the organization was perfected. This was seven ^ears prior 
to the formation of any similar organization in any state. 

Major Edwin A. Sherman, Colonel Adolphus Skinner Hubbard and 
three or four others are credited with being the chief promoters of the 
parent Society, and the National Society in its first congress at Louisville, 
Ky., Sept, 30, 1S90, recognized the parentage of the California Society, 
and in resolutions conferred high honors upon Colonel Hubbard, who is 
still an honored member in San Francisco. It was he who kept the So- 
ciety alive during its most perilous days, and in recogaition of this service 
a badge properly engrossed was presented him by his Society. 

The National Society was organized at Fraunce's Tavern, in New York, 
April 30, 1889, on the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George 
Washington as the first President of the United States, and in the very 
room in which he delivered his farewell address to the officers of the Revo- 
lutionary army. 

Perhaps it may not be said that the Society has had any abnormal 
growth. It has, however, been established in nearly every state and ter- 
ritory in the Union, and while it has been imitated in somts degree by 
other societies, it retains its position as the oldest and the most exclusively 
patriotic of all. The New York organization is probably the strongest in 
the country and it has marked many places of historic interest. 

The Society is educational in its character. It is not sectarian nor 
partisan. In the ordinary sense of the word it is not political, and yet it 
aims to cultivate and promote the highest political ethics. The objects are 
very clearly set forth in one section of the constitution as follows: 

"The object of this Society shall be to perpetuate the memory of 
the men, who, by their services or sacrifices during the war of the Amer- 
ican Revolution, achieved the Independence of the American people: to 
unite and promote fellowship among their descerdants : to inspire them 
and the community at large with a more profound reverence for the prin- 
ciples of the government founded by our forefathers: to encourage his- 
torical research in relation to t-he American Revolution: to acquire and 
preserve the records of the individual services of the patriots of War, a> 
well as documents, relics and landmarks: to mark the scenes of the Rev- 
olution by appropriate memorials: to celebrate the anniversaries of the 
prominent events of the War: to foster true patriotism: to maintain and 
extend the institutions of American freedom: and to carry out the pur- 
poses expressed in the preamble to the Constitution of our country and 
the injunctions of W^ashington in his farewell address to the American 

Here we have the very essence of the Society's principles. They are 
so comprehensively expressed that one is hardly able to take in their full 
meaning at one reading. S^me of these objects, it must be noticed, are 
entirely secondary. Manifestly the fundamental or basic principle 
is set forth in the simple clause declaring a purpose "to foster true pa- 
triotism.'" All else is subordinate. Washington's farewell address and 
the preamble to the constitution are mentioned to illustrate and tc illumi- 
nate the main thought. The value of the remaining clauses may be found 

in the inspiration they aft'ord for liighor and purer patriotic effort. 

As I understand it, then, the real and great purpose of our Society, as 
set forth in the declaration I have read, is to educate our voting- people in 
the exercise of the franchise committed to them as citizens, so as to in- 
sure the most patriotic comprehension of their duty as citizens. The 
necessity of this education is recog-nized in this declaration of purposes. 
When we declare the need of fostering- 'true patriotism"' we tacitly 
acknovvledg-e the existence of a kind of patriotism that is false. 

JS'ovv, permit me to put the thoug-ht I have in mind and which I have 
already expressed, in the form of an aphorism: 

The greatest 2mlitical iie(!essity in oitr mitntry today is a more aonte 
aompreheiisloii of our chdy as Ameriean citizens. 

T am not willing- that this statement shall pass without further em- 
phasis, and hence I repeat: "A more acute comprehension of our duty as 
voting- American citizens is the imperative need of the present hour.'' 

The patriotism of this age is necessarily different from any thing- that 
inspired the Revolutionary soldier or that could possibly have existed for 
a long- period after the war. True patriotism means pure and unselfish 
devotion to country. The Revolutionarj' soldier had no country. He 
knew nothing- of national g-overnment. 

His patriotic sentiment was a negative sort. It was a complicated 
sentiment. It was neither for nor against a country. It was against 
wrong- and oppression and grew into a patriotic love for liberty. The 
Revolutionary patriot at the outset had no thoug-hc of seceding- from the 
old and creating- a new g-overnment, and it was long- after the Declaration 
of Independence that the idea of a new nation became a part of the public 
wish. The attempt to form a colonial leag-ue dragg-ed along- from 1777 to 
1781, when the war had nearly reached an end. From the close of the 
war until the adoption of the constitution there was no segreg-ation of 
state interests — nothing- like national unity. Perhaps the uncertainty 
that prevailed during- the continental era and up to the time of the close 
of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 has never been more significantly 
and we add poetically stated than by Franklin when the final vote had been 
declared. Rising- to his feet, the venerable statesman and philosopher, 
who was so soon to pass from earth, pointed to the carved back of the 
chair that Washington had tilled during- the convention, which represenLed 
the sun half obscured by the horizon, and sai 1: "During- all these uncertain 
days I have watched that carving-, thinking- it mig-ht typify the country, 
and wondering- whether it were a rising- or a setting- sun Now I am con- 
vinced that it indicates a rising- sun — the beg-inning- of a new nation." 
And so it did. Washington was elected the first President. A new pa- 
triotic sentiment vvas born. Washing-ton, by his example, his letters and 
by his state papers, crystalized that sentiment into a political dogma that 
we recog-nize as true patriotic doctrine. * 

The Sons of the American Revolution have declared a purpose to 
foster true patriotism as interpreted by Washing-ton in his farewell ad- 
dress. Practically that address announces but three principles for the 
guidance of the citizen and as a national policy. 

1. Caution ag-ainst disunion. 


2. Ag-ainst foreig-n complications. 

3. Against selfish citizenship. 

When we read his injunction to 'frown indignantly upon any attempt 
to alienate any portion of this union from the rest," we rejoice that at 
least one danger that he foresaw has passed, even though we have not time 
to dwell upon the cost and sacrifice its settlement involved. 

The danger from foreign Qomplications was a second warning note 
uttered in no uncertain terms by the Father of his Country. This vre 
have so far avoided. But there are those who apprehend trouble from this 
source. The events of the few last years lead to this belief. It is not 
my purpose to dwell upon this phase of present conditions. Ours is a 
growing, expanding nation. It has already become a world power and is 
certainly destined to become more so. Its influence is recognized 
by all nations. This comes without allying ourselves to foreign 
systems and without endorsing foreign methods. It comes as the result 
of a broader Christianity and a better and enlarged conception of the 
principles evolved from the American Revolution and the superior energy' 
genius and virility of our people. Despite the fears of some pessimistic 
citizens, we have passed through, or are now passing through, a series of 
apparent dangers along these lines in a manner that does credit to the 
memory and influence of Washington. The policy of our present govern- 
ment must be conceded to be eminently wise and patriotic. 

We come now to the most serious portion of oar subject. It is here 
that we have departed farthest from the example and advice of Washing- 
ton. It seems to be a fault of human nature that we wander away from 
fundamental principles. Gradually we grow indifferent. Familiarity 
breeds thoughtlessness if not contempt. If to tlas there be added a selfish 
purpose inimical to principle, we are brought face to face with danger 
whether it relate to religious or political ethics. Comprehendin j- this 
truth George Washington again shows his masterly comprehension of the 
dangers tltiat might threaten this child nation of Lis genius. It is not my 
province tonight to enter upon any encomium on the life and work of 
Washington. That may be done later on by a more eloquent tongue and 
by more fervid lips than mine. I have to limit my remarks to Washing- 
ton's example and farewell address as illustrating the idea of true patriot- 
ism, as mentioned in the constitution of our So3iety. 

George Washington is our model of true patriotism. As a soldier and 
a statesman he discarded all selfish purposes. Pie never sought office. He 
never played the demagog. He never laid political wires, and never ma- 
nipulated a party caucus. He never made a great speech and he never 
won a battle, either as a soldier or statesman. He accepted no pay as a 
soldier. In all his official life pecuniary considerations found no plac;-. 
He was the farthest possible from a ward heeler or a Tammany 
leader. Yet as a soldier he conquered in war and was crowned in peace. 
He set the nation an example in patriotism and enforced its precepts in 
his farewell address. The highest of these precepts for the individual 
was a demand for unselfish citizenship. There was arrant demagogism in 
his days as there is in ours. It was the bane of his life, particularly as a 
soldier. Read his letter to Henry Laurens in 1783 where he almost de- 

spairs of his country because of the narrow and selfish purposes of men 
who posed as statesmen. 

The greatest strain upon the patience of Washing-ton was in his effort 
to counteract the schemes of aspirins;" adventurers. The Continental Con- 
g"ress was an erratic assembly. Devoted it undoubtedly was to the patriot 
cause, but apparently with little abiltiy to judge of men or methods. One 
man was considered as good material for a soldier as another. Washing- 
ton knew better. He preferred Arnold or Schuyler or Morgan to Gates, 
who had very little military capacity and some ability as a political 
schemer, but who was prefered by Congress. Washington plead and 
coaxed and sometimes thieatened and now and then gained his point. 
As we view it with the present light the wonder is that his patriotic devo- 
tion did not wane and that his patience did not give way. It was here 
that his unselfish example shines the brightest. It was alway luminous 
with true patriotism. 

Unfortunately it is this unselfish example that we hav3 most ignored. 
We have become a nation of selfish politicians, most of whona know noth- 
ing and care less for the meaning of patriotism. Yet they prostitute the 
name to serve their own ambition. The result of our departure from 
Washington's advice in this respect is the development of partyism gone 
stark mad, void of moral principle. Political fervor turns into party 
bigotry of one kind or another until it has become the political Jesuitism 
of our age. Under this influence our political party education is becoming 
more and more narrow and pernicious. Very much of our reading 
on these lines, the party editorials in our newspapers, the bun- 
combe canapaign documents sent out by many of our Congressmen, all 
form a class of political literature that we may well lump in. with Ma- 
caulay's estimate of prize essays, which he compares to fat sheep at the 
county fair, the one fit to make tallow candles, the other good to light 

These are the &elf-styled patriots who believe that to the victor belong 
the spoils. They are those who make broad their political phylacteries 
and claim their right to good paying offices because of the party work 
they have done, and are then able to hoodwink the common people into 
the same belief. They have no part whatever in that true patriotism thaiifc 
the Sons of the American Revolution are called upon to foster. If such 
of our citizens who are misled in this way have the right to be a part of 
our government, it is clear that they are lacking in an acute comprehen- 
sion of duty. I have an impression that George Washington would no 
sooner have put in a claim for office because of his party work than he 
would have appeared before the eter-nal throne with a claim to salvation 
because of his activity as senior warden of the church vestry. 

The false patriotism that has grown up in our country has no doubt 
resulted from careless education and lax conception of duty. It is not at 
all surprising. There is more of apparent selfish purpose in politics than 
in religion. And yet there is a prevailing sentiment, that in religion we 
fail to practice what we preach. At one of his Wednesday evening meet- 
ings Henry Ward Beecher told his hearers that Christians were apt 
to preach cream and to live skim-milk. And so we may say in regard to 

oiii* patriotism. We preach patriotic cream but act and vote partisan 

I would not wish to be understood as condemning- all party action. I 
am not sure that we know of any better political machinery than that of 
party. But surely party action should be free and intelligent. We con- 
demn party slavery, party bulldozing* and the use of the party whip. We 
favor a hig-her and a better education. We ask and strive for a more 
acute comprehension of duty as citizens. We ask that all parties compete, 
not so mnch for office as for a higher deg"ree of true patriotism. 

The poet has typified our nation as a ship of state. The metaphor was 
good. It has also been called a car of state, and we often speak of 
wheels of g-overnment. All imply an onward, forward movement Sail 
on, oh ship of state. Move on, oh car, even though thy party wheels do 
sometimes g-et tremendously wabbly. 

But we need not lack confi.dence in the future of this nation. There 
is patriotism in our people. It may need an awakening now and then. 
Danger may sometimes threaten. But at all times the people hold in 
their hands the strongest weapon, and the smallest ever wielded by any 
army. When Richard the lion hearted king stood before Jerusalem, 
Avhich he could not enter even after the victory of Acre, Saladin, the great 
leader of the Saracens, expressed his surprise that Richard wifi so light a 
sword could perform such wondrous deeds. Baring his right arm King 
Richard showed the muscles and sinews behind the weapon and gave them 
credit for all his seeming valor. 

And the ballot is the lion-hearted American patriot's best weapon. 
My plea tonight is that it be wielded with an intelligent, muscular moral- 
ity and a sinewy, unselfish purpose. It is not politicians that we need. 
It is men behind the political batteries. 

Lord Rosebery in his recent remarkable address before the students 
of the University of Glasgow, an address abounding in peculiar interest 
to members of our Society, declared that what England needs most of alt 
is men, not great statesmen, but a higher f4rade of the common man. Our 
own country suffers none the less from the same need of better and more 
truly patriotic men. 

It is the aim and purpose of the Sons of the American Rfvolution to 
help develop and educate our people to a better and more intelligent citi- 
zenship. In this effort it asks the assistance and encouragement of all 
good men and women. 

Finally, I would summarize the elements of true patriotism, the love 
of one's country, as exemplified in the life, the example and the last in- 
•junctions of Washington, by using the words of St. Paul, in his descrip- 
tion of love: "It suft'ereth long and i^ kind; it envieth not; it vaunteth 
not itself ; it is not puffed up; doth not behave itself unseemly; seeketh 
not its own; is not easily provoked; thinketh no evil; rejoice th in the 
truth; hopeth all things and never faileth.'' 

True patriotism is the very antipodes of political iniquity— of party 
demagogism, and I leave the words of St. Paul as describing the ideal 
patriotism that may prevail when the American citizen actually comes to 
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Vol. IV, Nob. 2 and S. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

Topeka, Kansas, February and March, 190I. 

The second number of the Family News, February 1898, 
page 25, contained a letter from Frank Reed Kimball, of Salem^ 
E containing some excellent suggestions. Among tbem 
was one for raising a fund to send some competent person to 
E^glard to trice back the family records. The thought was 
perhaps, not new, but it was a very pertinent one, m which 
every member of the family ought to be interested. . 

It was intimated, farther, th.t if the News could be sup- 
ported by the family and broadened into a paper of genealo-ical 
fnterest, it could present the results of such proposed investiga- 
"onTn ; ready and economical manner. The News has mo e 
than once referred to the matter, but no practical steps have 

''^'''Vhe News is now in its fourth volume and has already been 
the means of adding hundreds to the Kimball record and has 
done something toward increasing an interest m the tamily his- 
tory where little or none existed. Since the KimbaU History 
was published there has been a very marked revival n geneal- 
ogical investigation. Scores of families are now looking up 
their ancestry where one was formerly interested. There are 
few families who have so clear and simp e a record as the Kim- 
balls. There is very little complicated m the American record. 
No other families of this name have to be di?enta"gled 
All the Kimballs in America are descendants from Richard and 
the few from his brother Henry. A comparatively few branches 
are not well known, and in a few some connecting links are yet 
missing. But the completeness of the record and the easy iden- 
tification of family membership has been recognized by geneal- 

*'°''*The investigation should now be carried into the mother 
country. The News would therefore suggest anew that some 
practical steps be taken to raise a fund for that purpose. Frot. 

210 Kimball Family News, 

S. P. Sharpies, who knows the Family History so well, and who 
has a peculiar g-enius for this kind of investig^ation, as his edi- 
torial labor on that work plainly shows, would seem to be the 
man for the purpose. 

There is of course much of interest that centers around Rat- 
tlesden throug-h Richard, who emig-rated to this country in 1634. 
The next issue of the News will g-ive a half-tone view of the 
villag-e, taken from Rev. Olorenshaw's recent book, "Notes on 
Rattlesden." This was the home of the Scotts and it was here 
that he found Ursula Scott, who became his wife and the mother 
of his children. But the centre of the Kimball family at that 
time was at Hitcham. and there further investig-ation should 
probably beg-in. Where it mig-ht end of course no one knows, 
although indications point into the distant past while tradition 
is, as usual, clear and positive to those who accept it. 

The Nkws would call for a word from Prof. Sharpies — an 
estimate of cost, probable results, etc. It also solicits sug-g-es- 
tions from members of the family, and if there are those willing- 
to join in raising- such a fund it further sug-gests that Captain 
F. M. Kimball, the secretary of the i^tna Building- and Loan 
Association, of this city, be made the medium through which 
such correspondence be had. He has special qualifications and 
could be in close touch with the Nkws, in which he has taken 
much interest from the outset. But the News does this without 
his knowledge. 


One year ago the News chronicled the death of Abigail 
Kimball Garvin 104 years of age. This time we announce the 
death of Sarah A. Weed, who died Nov. 28, 1890, at the home 
of her daughter, Judith Weed Kimball, in Merrimac, Mass. 
She would have been 103 years old if she had lived until Jan. 
23, 1901. She lacked only 33 days of living in three centuries. 
On both father and mother's side her ancestors were noted for 
their longevity. One member, Samuel Welch, of Bow, N. H., 
lived to be 112 years old. She had a remarkably tenacious 
memory and recalled clearly the administration of President 
Madison and Lafayette's visit to the United States. Of her 
eight children one only is now living, Judith, the widow of Asa 
Kimball, now 74 years of age. Fam. Hist. p. 636. 

In the Journal of Education, January 31, the "Structure of 
the English Sentence," mentioned in January Nkws, was very 
favorably mentioned. The author, L. G. Kimball, is instructor 
in English in the State Normal school, Oshkosh, Wis. 

February and March, 1901. 211 


Mrs. S. A. Dacy, 28 Ward street, South Boston, Mass., to 
whom the News is already g-reatly indebted, sends a number of 
newspaper clipping-s, from which we g-ather the following-, little 
if any of which is mentioned in the Family History: 

Amesbuey, Aug. 26, 1893. — Yesterday at the home of the groom's par- 
ents on High street, Mr. G. Leslie Kimball and Miss Wilmot Quiraby, pop- 
ular young' people of Amesbury, were married. A wedding" reception was 
held. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball were the recipients of many useful and costly 
gifts. — Boston Herald. 

Manchester, N. H., Apbit. 15, 1892.— D. J. Kimball, 88 years old, fell 
down a flight of cellar stairs this morning and broke his neck. He died 
instantly. He was a native of Vermont. A daughter and tvvo sons sur- 
vive him. They reside in Augusta, Me., and Fitchburg, Mass. — Boston 

Salem, Mass., November, 1893. — Miss Mary Kimball, for many years 
engaged in charitable work in Salem, died last night at the age of nearlj'- 
80 years. She was at one time city missionary of Salem, and was agent 
for the Working Women's Bureau, and connected with the Associated 
Charities and other kindred organizations of the city. She has spent the 
greater part of her life in the service of these institutions. She taught a 
freed men's school in the South after the war. 

Malden, Mass., Jan. 14, 1894.— Mr. Charles E. Kimball, aged 43 years, 
died suddenly Sunday morning of heart disease, at his home, 29 Hubbard 
street. He was a carpenter by trade, and was employed in that capacity 
at the Webster tannery. He leaves a widow and six children. The 
funeral occurred at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning from his late residence. 
Rev. H. O. Hiscox officiated. The body was taken to Wells, Me., the 
native town of the deceased, for interment. [Was this Charles E. No, 
2356, p. 1014 of History?— Ed. News.] 

April 16, 1894. — Joseph M. Kimball, aged 76 years, a native of Cam- 
bridge, who served in K Company, Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry, 
died at the Soldiers' Home, Chelsea, last evening. 

June, 1894. — Kimball-Eliott. In East Boston, last evening, Miss Hat- 
tie E. Eliott, daughter of Captain Harvey Eliott, of engine company 40, 
was wedded to Mr. Sauford E. Kimball, the ceremony taking place at the 
home of the bride's father. No. 21 Trenton street. Rev. N. B. Jones offi- 
ciated, assisted by Rev. F. M. Gardner of the Central Square Baptist 
church. Miss Mary Eliott, a sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and the 
be^t man was Mr. Arthur Kimball, a brother of the groom. A reception 
followed the ceremony, after which the happy couple went to their future 
home at 122 Falcon street, which had been finely fitted up for their recep- 
tion. There were many handsome presents, among them being a check 
for a large sum from Hill & Richards, where the groom is a trusted clerk. 

Somerville, Mass., Oct. 17, 1894 — Joseph H. Kimball, of Somerville, 
died yesterday. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served two 

212 Kimball Family News, 

years in company M, 2d Maine cavalry. He had been a resident of Somer- 
ville ten years and was formerly a member of the Grand Army post of 
that city. He leaves a widow^. Funeral services vvere held at his resi- 
dence this morning-, conducted by Rev. L. M. Powers. The remains were 
shipped to Kennebunk for interment. — Boston Herald. 

Taunton, Mass., Feb. 2, 1895.— Died. At Taunton, Feb. 2, Stephen L. 
Kimball, formerly of South Reading and Wrentham. 

New York, July 15, 1895.— Charles A. Kimball, 61 years old, a broker 
who has an office in the Produce Exchang-e building-, was found asphyxi- 
ated by g-as in his room at the Empire hotel, Boulevard and Sixty-third 
street, early this morning-, having- committed suicide by turning- on the 
two g-as jets in his room. At the office of Rohe & Bro , provision dealers, 
it was said that Mr. Kimball was the firm's representative on the Produce 
Exchang-e, and had acted in that capacity for years. He was unmarried, 
and appeared to have few or no friends. His accounts with the firm were 
all' rig-ht. Mr. Rohe said the only reason for suicide he could conceive of 
was a bad case of hernia, from which Mr. Kimball had suffered for many 

WoLFBORO, N. H., Aug. 12, 1895.— Henry M. Kimball, of South Wolf- 
boro, ag-ed 25, died early this morning- from the effects of remaining- in 
the water yesteiday upwards of an hour. His g-randmother was overcome 
at the young- man's con-iition when he was brought home, and the old 
lady expired shortly afterward. Kimball leaves a widow and daughter. 

Brookline, Mass., July 22, 1896. — Died. Emma H. Kimball, aged 60 
years. Funeral from the residence of Mr. Charles Crosby, Aspinwall ave- 
nue, corner of Kent street, Saturday, at 2 P. M. Relatives and friends 
invited to attend without further notice 

The following is without date and from an unknown paper: C, How- 
ard Kimball, one of the best known of New Hampshire journalists, died 
at his home in Manchester on Sunday. Mr. Kimball was born in Ames- 
bury, Mass., May 18, 1857, but removed to Manchester with his family 
when a mere youth. He graduated from the Manchester hiarh school in 
the class of '70 and afterward further perfected himself in the French and 
German languages under private tutors. From 1876 to 1887 he conducted 
the Grafton County Journal at Plymouth, the paper at that time being the 
leading Republican organ of North New Hampshire. In 1887 as the result 
of business reverses he disposed of the Journal and returned to Man- 
chester, where he had since been employed in various capacities on the 
Press, Union and Mirror. He sustained an operation for ;i stricture a 
week ago and never recovered. He leaves a widow and four children. He 
was a member of the First Congregational church and of the Manchester 
Press club. 

We take this item from an old issue of the Boston Herald of 1895: "No 
wonder Winthrop, Me., grange is booming w^hen such families as good old 
Grandmother Kimball presented at the dedication of their new hall are in 
evidence. There were preseni Mrs. Kimball, two sons, five daughters, 
three sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren, all of 

February and March, 1901. 213 

whom are members of the graog-e. Also five grandchildren not members 
with lots of grandchildren left at home for the g-range to recruit from 
later on." 

In North Easton, Mass., July 13, 1897, Mrs. Julia Kimball Wade died 
at the age of 56 years. She was a very devoted Christian, a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church. 

Zion's Herald, May, 1891.— Mrs. Rebec2a W.Kimball died in Mercer, 
Me., May 7, 1891, at the advanced age of 83 years, 2 months and 16 days. 
She was born in Mercer, Me., and united with the Methodist church in 
that town when about 15 years of age. At the age of about 25 she was 
married to Mr. Waterman T. Kimball, who is still living. On questions 
involving the refinement, education, welfare and elevation of children, 
youth, and the community generally, her voice and influence could be 
counted on the side of truth and right. Her mental faculties were won- 
derfully retained through her age and sickness. 

ZioN's Herald, 1892.— Died, at Plymouth, N. H., Feb. 1, 1892, Albert 
Kimball, aged 75 years. He was an old citizen of the state, having been 
born in Holderness, just across the river, where he lived most of his life 
till the death of his wife in 1887, when he came to live at Plymouth. He 
joined the Methodist church more than 50 years ago. He had seven child- 
ren, three of whom are novv living — William R., his oldest son, for many 
years an engineer on the Concord & Montreal R. R.; Albert M., also an 
engineer, living in the West; Ida May, wife of W. E. French, of Laconia. 

The dates of the following are missing: 

William C. Kimball died in Everett, Mass., May 31, aged 50 years. 

Rebecca G. Kimball died Dec. 6, in West Somerville, aged 83 years. 

Maria, widow of Benjamin Kimball, died in Charleston June 14. 

Carolyn N. Newcomb, of Taunton, tnarried George Edward Kimball, 
of Boston, Nov. 12. 

The originator of Memorial Day is believed to be Mrs. H. G. Kimball, 
of Philadelphia. 

We find the above item among a lot of old and undated clippings re- 
cently sent the News by Mrs. S. A Dacy, of South Boston. The Septem- 
ber number of the News, 1900, had an article on this subject. It may be 
remembered that Mrs. Logan claims that the suggestion came first from 
her husband. Others claim that Mrs. Kimball originated the idea and 
communicated it to General Logan, who appropriated It himself. 

Died, in Boston, Feb. 11, Mary J , wife of Eben Kimball, aged 62 years 
and 11 months. Burial at Ipswich. 

L. L. Kimball, the victim of the supposed accidental shooting in 
Nashua, is dead. Some think it was suicide. 

Otis Kimball, of Boston, No. 1424, was elected May, 1900, as one of the 
directors of the Mexican Telephone Company. The Boston Post of May 
10 says: "Mr. Kimball is a director in the Colonial National bank and 
with Mr. Rollins will represent the foreign holders of the stock. The 
controlling interest in the company is held abroad — practically all in 
Paris." , 

214 Kimball Family News, 

Major Frank L. Khnball is inspector of rifle practice for the New 
Hampshire National Guard, Under his direction they compete for a state 
trophy each year. 

In Maiden, Mass., Jan. ^8, 1893, married, Gertrude M. Kimball, of 
Buffalo, N. Y., and Wayne Whipple, of Maiden. 

In Newbury, Vt., Oct. 3, 1896, Burt W. Kidder, of Bradford, Vt., and 
Annie E. Kimball, of Newbury, were married. 

In Mattawamkeag-, Me , Dec. 22, 1896, Jere E. Conner and Lillian M. 
Kimball were married. 

In Newbury, Vt., Dec. 24, 1896, William Kimball and Florence E Mace, 
both of South Newbury, were married. 

In Mattawamkeag, Me., March 21, 1897, B. H. Bradbury and Carrie M. 
Kimball were married. 

Jeremiah E. Kimball, of Boston, died Nov. 19. 1900, at the ag-e of 70 

Salem, Nov. 8, 1896.— Mr. and Mrs. Eben N. Walton will this after- 
noon and evening- celebrate the 50th anniversary of their marriag-e. Mr. 
Walton is one of the oldest newspaper men in the city, having been con- 
nected with the old Salem Register for more than 40 j'^ears. He is a native 
of Reading, and Mrs. Walton, who was Emeline Kimball, was born in 
Salem. They were married in what is now the Central Baptist church cri 
Sunday, Nov. 8, 1846. Mr. Walton entered the office of the old Salera Ad- 
vertiser in 1842, and some years later took charge of the marine depart- 
ment of the Essex Freeman. In 18.54 he went to Boston and was a com- 
positor in the Journal office for a year, returning to Salem the next year 
to enter the employ of the Salem Register. There he remained until the 
paper practically passed out of existence by consolidation with the Bev- 
erly Citizen. He was associated with the Hon. Charles Palfry in the man- 
agement of the Register during all this time. Mr. and Mrs. Walton have 
one son and two daughters. Mr. Walton is a Mason, a Red Man, member 
of the Knights of Pythias, PiJgrim Fathers, Royal Arcanum, Sons of Tem- 
perance and other orders. He has been a justice of the peace since the 
days of Gov. Gardner. He and his wife are members of the First Baptist 

Abington, Mass., July 31, 1896.— The funeral of John H. Kimball, of 
Brockton, was held at the residence of George C. Cushman on Centre ave- 
nue, Abington, yesterday afternoon. Delegations from Brockton com- 
mandery, Knights of Malta, of Brockton, ani the Brockton B. B. club 
attended. The casket was surrounded by beautiful floral tributes. 

New Yokk, Nov. 1, (year not known) — There is at large in this city a 
young man named Frank L. Kimball, who escaped from the insane asylum 
at Mt. Hope, near Baltimore, two weeks ago, where, upon certificates of 
two physicians, his father had him committed as an insane patient. The 
elder Kimball is a rich contractor in Baltimore, and while no reward has 
been offered there is reason to believe that he would pay well for his son's 
return to the asylum authorities. Frank L. Kimball is scarcely 27 years 
old. His disease, the doctors say, was caused by cocaine and morphine. 

February and March, 1901. 215 

Unless he is permitted to use the drug- constantly he becomes violent, and 
the doctors fear he would g"o to any extreme, even to murder, to obtain iL. 

New York, Aug., 1899. — The directors of the Seventh National bank 
accepted today the resignation of John McAverney as president, and 
placed William H. Kimball, vice president of the bank, in practical con- 
trol of the institution. 

Melrose, Nov. 17, 1900. — A testimonial concert was tendered to Will- 
iam F. Kimball, the banjo player, in the City Hall last nig-ht. Young- 
Kimball some time ag-o partially lost the use of his right arm by paralysis, 
and the concert was well patronized. An excellent program was rendered 
consisting of vocal and instrumental music. 

At a serious fire in Rockland, Me., Dec. 28, 1900, the Kimball block 
was damaged to the extent of $800. The law office of S. T. Kimball was 
damaged about $300 from smoke and water; insured. 

In Quincy, Mass., Jan. 25, 1898, Arthur C. Roberts and Emma F. Kim- 
ball, of Quincy, were married. 

In Portland, Me., Oct. 4, 1898, the Rev. Harry Woods Kimball, pastor 
of Island Congregational church, Sicowhegan, and Beula Brooks Water- 
house, of Portland, were married. 

The mother of Mrs. Mary Kimball, of Milford, Mass., Mrs. Ruth 
Clark, of Derry, N. H., aged 98 years, and the oldest woman in the state, 
died Oct. 8, 1899. 

Portsmouth, N. H., Nov. 29, 1892 — Thursday evening, Nov. 14, 1889, 
Charles Kimball, son of William Kimball, who resides on the Spruce creek 
road in Kittery, came to this city in company with his brother Pearl. This 
was three years ago. They started to return home quite early, but pro- 
ceeded only as far as the junction of the Kittery and York roads, where 
they rejoained and indulged in a drunken carousal. Charles Kimball, 
who was about 18 years old, has never been seen since that night, and 
strange to say, no effort has ever been made by the Yort: county officials 
to learn his fate. The story told at the time was that their liquor gave 
out and Charles started to procure more. Daniel Mclntire, toll collector 
at the bridge, remained up. until a late hour, but states that young Kim- 
ball did not cross the bridge. Some people think that Kimball fell off the 
bridge and drowned, but persons were known to cross the bridge about 
the time and very little credence was placed in this theory. A strong sus- 
picion prevailed that Kimball had met his death by foul means, but the 
county authorities made no move in the matter. Today a person stated 
that there had been some developments that would justify the laying of 
the matter before the county officials. Asked if he thought Kimball met 
his death by drowning, said that he was satisfied Kimball was niurderei. 
People residing in the neighborhood of Kittery depot would like to have 
the officers investigate the aff'air. 

Alice E. Kimball died in Saco, Me., Jan. 29, 1892, aged 27 years. Her 
life was full of sorrow and suffering. Consumption took her father before 
she was 2 years old, and her mother when but 11. She was a successful 

216 Kimball Family News, 

Portsmouth. N. H., Nov. 35, 18&8. — A bill in equity submitted to the 
Supreme Court at its present term was quite extraordinary in its nature. 
Samuel S. Locke, of Raymond, complains ag^ainst Isabella A. Kimball, of 
the same town, and avers that in October, 1894, by her false and fraudulent 
representations he was induced to deed her two tracts of land and build- 
ing's and a half interest in other real estate at Raymond. He avers that 
she promised him, should he deed her these premises, to marry him and 
make him a good home. She promised that the marriag-e should be sol- 
emnized in May, 1895, and since that date has made like promises for other 
stated times. She has, however, steadily refused to fulfill her promises, 
to pay Locke a fair price for the property or to convey it back to him. 
She has taken it into her own possession and forbidden Locke to enter 
upon it. She has threatened him with bodily harm, and he charg-es her 
with endeavoring to sell four tons of his hay. He, therefore, prays that 
the object of his blighted affections be ordered to reconvey the property 
back to him and strictly enjoined and commanded not to do him bodily 
harm. Judge Pike had ordered that the deed was without consideration 
and void, and she is ordered to reconvey it to the plaiutifl* forthwith. As 
to bodily harm he must take his chances. 


Georg-e W. Kimble, of Paris, 111., subscribes for the News 
and would like information in regard to his family. He says 
the tradition is that his ancestors came from England and that 
the name was formerly spelled Kimbell. It may be remembered 
that this was the spelling used by Noah, father of Martin Nel- 
son Kimball. See May Nkws, 1898, p. 95, Nov. News, 1898, p. 
185. His grandfather was Titan Leeds Kimble, of New Jersey, 
Baltimore and Marietta, Ohio. His father was Lawson Kimble, 
of Lawrence county, Ohio, who emigrated to Paris, Edgar 
county, 111., in 1830, died there in 1882. G. W. Kimble was 
born there in 1831. He writes that he filled blanks for Prof. 
Sharpies before the History was printed, but probably not 
enough was given to insure connection with the family. While 
Prof. Sharpies believes the Kembles and Kimbles to be distinct 
families, it is still a fact that some descendants of Richard Kem- 
ball have assumed the Kimble spelling. But this does not in- 
validate Prof. Sharpies' theory. In Manhattan, Kansas, both 
families are found — several of each. Sam Kimble is a promi- 
nent lawyer, well known throughout the state. He belongs to 
a somewhat ancient Irish family, while the other family men- 
tioned on page 940 of the Kimball History are of course English. 

Susie Mae Kimball, of Portland, Me., petitions to be re- 
leased from the Hallowell Industrial School for Girls. 

February and March, 1901. 217 


The New Etig-land Home Mag-azine, which is the Sunda}^ 
supplement of the Boston Journal, of January 20, 1901, has the 
following- sketch of a New Hampshire ^irl whose drawing's and 
artistic work have attracted wide attention both in Europe and 
America. The Nkws is not able to place heir in the Family 
History. It is probable, however, that she is of that branch 
coming- from Richard^' (p. 358), Timothy^ Abraham\ Ebenezer^, 
Benjamin^ Richard^ This branch includes many artists. The 
sketch is by Ada Patterson, and the Mag-azine contains a double 
column half-tone portrait of Miss Kimball: 


The great Whistler, who is said to have boasted tJiat he would never 
have a rival, has one at last in an American g-irl. She is an American, 
who has been traveling- abroad and intends to call Paris home for a time. 
She has dawned recently upon the world of art as Katherine, but to her 
familiars is known as "Kitty" Kimball. 

If you saw her driving- on the Kois or shopping- on the Avenue de 
rOpera you wouldn't be inclined to look at her the second time, so much 
is she like the type of the American g-irl that is just now "having- fun" at 
the French capital. She has the same pink cheeks, brig-ht eyes and elastic 
step we look for, and are pretty sure to find in the type. But g-iven the 
chance of a two-minute conversation and "Kitty" Kimball's individuality 
asserts itself. One notices the sensitiveness of her thin thread of a mouth 
and the sudden lig-hting- up of her face that always bespeaks much temper- 
ament, which is the sister and usually the companion of g-enius. 

Talk to this slender g-irl of that supreme topic in Paris, coquetry, she 
is dumb. Tiy to allure her with the topic next in importance in France's 
capital, fashion, and her wandering- eyes betoken boredom. But tell her 
that liquid air may be the latest and g-reatest motive power and her face is 
aflame with interest. Speak of an old or new picture you have seen and 
"Kitty" Kimball is herself, alert, sympathetic, keen in the comprehension 
that marks the g-reater ones of earth. 

"Look at this Whistler!" "Here is one of Whistler's finest!" These re- 
marks are heard daily in the art stores of Paris and London to be followed 
by: "What? That isn't his name in the corner. Kimball? Who is Kim- 
ball?" Not only connoisseurs in art, but friends of Whistler's, men and 
women as familiar with his daily work and methods as his features, have 
mistaken Miss Kimball's drawing-s for those of the g-ri^atest of etchers. 

Her pen and ink sketches- have the same wealth of detail, the same 
finish and g-ive the same impression of extreme delicacy. United with 
this delicacy some of them show a marked baldness of conception and 
streng-th of execution. 

During- her year abroad Miss Kimball has visited the principal cities 
and most of the g-reat natural objects of interest. She has sketched St. 

218 Kimball Family News, 

Peter's at Rome and the Kremlin in Moscow, the Tower of Londoa and 
the Petit Trianon at Versailles. She has transferred the chaste outlines 
of the Jung-frau and the soft shores of Killarney to paper, and she has 
impressed the evanescence of street scenes in Naples and Constantinople. 
Her work is sought by dealers because it belong-s to their class of quick 
sales. Art collectors give a Kimball sketch the most prominent place in 
their collection. Paris, quick to bow to the latest genius, is making Kitty 
Kimball fashionable. She is a bit dazed and stunned by it all, and last 
week she ran away to Zurich because she so much disliked being fashion- 

Twenty-two years ago this latest "success" m the art world was a 
serious-faced babe in a villag'e in the New Hampshire hills. Her claims to 
distinction were that she never cried and she always seemed deep in medi- 
tation upon some matter of importance. She disdained that principal 
occupation of ordinary babies, counting her toes, and as she grew, con- 
tinued to meditate. Perhaps her New England ancestry, composed of 
doctors and the families of doctors, professors and the families of profes- 
sors, accounted for this infantile gravity. Away back in the ancestral 
line there was a German savant, a quiet, scholarly, most ingenious savant. 
By a freak of atayism Kitty Kimball resembles this savant in form and 
feature and mind more than she does her parents. 

She had a strong scientific bent, and had determined to study natural 
philosophy in the land of her savani forbear. It was a combination of 
the — dare I call them accidents, which are commonly called circumstan- 
ces? certainly fate does seem to play checkers with us all — that made o± 
Kitty Kimball a successful artist instead of the lecturer on science in some 
female college. 

Just as the girl was ready to go to Germany her parents died. There 
w^as a patient, helpless invalid in their family, one who had been their 
household saint as long as Kitty Kimball could remember. She would not 
leave her grandmother to the indifferent care of strangers, so the dear 
plan of scientitic study was put aside, and six years of the girl's life were 
cheerfully given to the ?are of the invalid. There was time for some 
desultory, oft- interrupted study at the Academy of Design in New York, 
but the first considerations were always grandmother's welfare and grand- 
mother's happiness. A year ago the invalid died, her 80th year having 
closed as happily as her 18th, because of her granddaughter's loving 

Then Kitty Kimball went abroad. Not, however, to Germany, as she 
would have done six years before. In that change of plan an accident or 
'circumstance" figured, A famous illustrator chanced to see one of iier 
studies at the Art School. The illustrator prides himself -upon being a 
discoverer and an encourager of genius. 

"If I don't hcrve the world wall with my own pen I see to it that 
others are put in the way of doing so," he says with modesty. 

The illustrator had a long conversation with Kitt3^ Kimball. Once his 
voice grew loud in praise of her sketches, and in urgent plea that she 

February and March, 1901. 219 

"give up all your time to studying and to putting your sketches ou the 
market," she closed the door which opened into grandmother's room. 

"An artist who dropped in for a moment to talk about — about the 
work at the academy," she said when her grandmother asked about the 

The girl deviated not a whit from her course of tender nursing. There 
was no change in the monotone of her life after the illustrator's call. The 
next two years were as the past four had been. Hut the girl never forgot 
the call, and a year ago, dressed in mourning and with a look of resolve 
upon her face, she set sail for that old and yet ever New World. 

The result I have noted. 


OsHKOSH, Wis., March 4, 1901, 
G. F. K1MBA1.L, ToPEKA, Kansas: 

Dear Sir and Cousin — Last August my sister (Miss Lillian 
G. Kimball) and myself visited Rattlesden while making- a 
short tour through England. We went from Cambridge to Bury 
St. Edmunds, then hired an English dog cart with a driver, for 
which we paid $1.50, and drove about ten miles to Rattlesden. 
It was one of the finest drives I ever took, the scenery along the 
road being beautiful. We started right after breakfast and re- 
turned to "Bury" in time for lunch at 1 p. m. Neither the rec- 
tor nor the parish clerk were at home, but a maid at the parson- 
age gave us what information she could. We entered the church 
(St. Nicholas) at the side door and remained about half an 
hour. We found the tower of Norman build and architecture, 
the rest of the church having been rebuilt and restored. It is 
quite a large church, handsome and imposing. The church 
yard at the back and sides of the church was neatly kept and 
full of flowers. We were furnished with a printed copy of the 
parish register, compiled I believe by the clerk from 1558 down. 
We easily found the name of our ancestor, Richard Kimball. 
The church has beautiful stained glass windows, the choir stalls 
looked old, some of them being worm eaten. The parsonage 
was a large one, covered with ivy, and everything around it in- 
dicated cleanliness. We bought a picture of the church for a 
shilling from the maid in attendance. Any Kimball going to 
England will not regret a trip to that little village and its 
church. Hoping you success for your Family News, I am, 

Yours very truly, W. C. KIMBALL. 

The News leaders will be interested in the above letter, 
more especially in view of the fact that we send with this issue 
a cut of the church mentioned. It will also be noticed that Miss 
Lillian G. Kimball is the author of the book elsewhere men- 
tioned, "The English Sentence." 

220 Kimball Family News, 


MiDDLETON, July 12, 1900.— Mrs. Marj G. Kimball passed 
her 86tb birthday yesterday. She is in g-ood health and the 
possession of her faculties to a remarkable deg-ree. 

Mary Grif&n was born in Peabody July 11, 1814. She was 
married to Jefferson Kimball, of Andover, in November, 1835, 
and resided in that town until the next spring-, when they 
moved to Boxford, where he eng-ag-ed in the business of a 

Mrs. Kimball spent a larg-e part of her married life in this 
town, where her g-enial, happy disposition, active church and 
home life are best known to a larg-e circle of friends. 

Two sons were born to them in Boxford, Henry Jefferson, 
lately deceased at Fitchburg-, and William Cog-g-in, of Passaic, 
N. J. Mrs. Kimball lived with her family at Fitchburg- for 
eig-ht years, where Mr. Kimball died. Since that time she has 
lived in Danvefs and Middleton. At present she boards with 
her nephew, Loreti G. Ksty, takes an active interest in her 
friends, visiting- frequently at Danyers* and Salem, and has a 
great memory of incidents and people of the past. 

She has been a life-long- member of the Cong-reg-ational 
church and displays in her life the virtues of a cheerful, happy 
Christian. Hist. p. 738. 

Qur hard working- cousin Duran Kimball, of the shorthand 
school at 113 Adams street, Chicag-o, will soon beg-in the publi- 
cation of a quarterly journal m the interest of Takig-rafy and 
its users. It will contain 64 pag-es and cover, and the price will 
be $1.00 a year, or 30 cents for a sing-le number. Duran Kim- 
ball is an expert in shorthand teaching- and in shorthand busi- 
ness. He believes he has the best and most practical system in 
existence, and the best proof of it is the endorsement he re- 
ceives from the g-raduates from his school. 

Fred. M. Kimball, of Somerville, Mass., writes that he 
thinks there oug-ht to be 60 Kimballs willing- to g-ive $5.00 each 
per year to keep the News afloat and 500 more ready to pay 
$1.00 a year as reg-ular subscribers. Some others think the 
same, but no one person thinks for all. 

The New York Tribune says the eng-ag-ement is announced 
of Miss Clarisse Coudert, the young-est daug-hter of Frederic R. 
Coudert, to Dr. Paul T. Kimball, of Lakewood, where Mrs. 
Coudert and her daug-hters are staying-. 


iF'.Ai.i. I-'amh.y Nkws, }^(l)ni;!ry ami Marrli, k^oj. 

Opposite Pace 221. 

February and March, 1901. 221 


(see portrait.) 

Born July 15, 1850, in Andover, Maine; young-est daug-hter 
ot Richard and Phebe Abbott (Hutchins) Caldwell. Ancestry 
as follows: Richard^ John^ Johns William^ John^ John^ John 
CaldwelP b. 1624, d. 1692, was in New Eng-land 1648; a resident 
of Ipswich, Mass , 1654; m. 1654 Sarah Dilling-ham, b. April, 
1634, died Jan. 26, 1721-2, ag-ed 87 years. She was the daug-h- 
ter of John and Sarah Dilling-ham. Richard CaldwelP and fam- 
ily moved from Andover to Lovell, Me., in March, 1859, when 
Mrs. Kimball was 8 years of ag-e. Here she obtained her edu- 
cation, mainly in the common schools. On May 11, 1875, m. 
Lorenzo Parker Stanton, a resident of Lovell, Me. Soon after 
marriag-e moved to Bridg-ton, Me., where they resided ten years, 
when Mr. Stanton's health became such as to cause them to 
leave their labors in the mills and return to Lovell, where he 
died June 29, 1888. She then felt oblig-ed to g-ive up her home 
in Lovell and seek other employment. Returning to Bridg-ton 
she soon learned the dressmaker's trade, which she folowed for 
a time, afterwards tpoving- to Cumberland Mills, Me., where she 
remained till the fall of 1894, when she returned to Lovell and 
obtained employment in the home of which in a few years she 
became the lawful and present abiding- mistress. On Dec. 23, 
1896, she was united in marriag-e with Sumner KimbalP (No. 
2^48 Hist. ) who was once an old school mate and resident of 
Lovell, Me. 

Mrs. Kimball's early training- at home in the many duties 
that pertain to a happy Christian life have always been firmly 
followed out and has served to brig-hten the pathway in life of 
her many friends and household. She is a member of the 
Ladies Literary club, also the Cong-reg-ational Church circle and 
Sabbath school, in all of which she is an interested member. 
In the past few years, throug-h the able assistance of her distant 
cousin, Aug-ustine Caldwell, she has collected in a g-oodly record 
of the Maine Caldwells and others of their kin for future publi- 
cation. Her streng-th of mind and good common sense prove 
her to be a most true representative of her race. 

Judg-e R. S. Taft, of Burling-ton, Chief Justice of the Ver- 
mont Supreme Court, and Judg-e Milton H. Merwin. of Utica, of 
the Supreme bench of New York, are both sons of Kimball 

Miss Mabel Kimball is librarian of the Arling-ton, Mass., 
Orthodox Sunday school which has 300 members. 

222 Kimball Family News, 


The Brooklyn Daily Kag-le of January 9, 1901, contains the 
following- in its society columns: 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gibb's daughter, Miss Edith Gibb, became Mrs. 
Eugene Kimball last night in Holy Trinity church on the Heights, at the 
hour of half past eight. The ceremony was that prescribed by the Prot- 
estant Episcopal church. Green and white made up the floral decorations 
of the interior, in conformity w^ith the color scheme of the wedding array 
of the bridesmaids, and there was a fashionable and representative assem- 
bly in the pews, largelj^ of the Heights set, but with many from the Hill 
and Slope present as well. 

The bride wore a gown of lace over chiffon, a very dainty frock, in- 
deed, with a tulle vail and lilies of the valley and white orchids in her 
hands. Her maid attendants, led by eight ushers, escorted her down Holy 
Trinity's center aisle in the time-honored wedding fashion, the bridegroom 
and his best man awaiting the procession at the chancel. TJie six brides- 
maids here were arrayed in liberty silk of a very pale green, with lace 
berthas, the maid of honor in white liberty silk. All wore little lace 
vails and carried green orchids. 

The Eev. S. D. McConnell, rector of Hol^^ Trinity, officiated at this 
ceremony, assisted by the Rev. Ralph Bridges, rector of St. Mary's church, 
Islip, where the Gibbs have their country home. Miss Gibb's maid of 
honor was her niece, Miss Alice Gibb, and she had named as her brides- 
maids, Mr. Kimball's two sisters. Miss Clara Kimball and Miss Annie Kim- 
ball, Miss Ethel Pearsall, Miss Sarah Seaman, Miss Irene Braman and 
Miss Elsie Ripley. 

Mr. Kimball, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Kimball, of 436 
Clinton avenue, had as his best man his cousin, Charles Morse, while the 
ushers of the night were Lewis Mills Gibb, Arthur E. Gibb, H. Elmer 
Gibb, Herbert Lee Pratt, John T. Pratt, Henry Cooper of Providence, 
George S. Goodrich, Willis D. Wood. 

There was later in the evening a reception at Mr. and Mrs. John 
Gibb's home, 318 Gates avenue, somewhat small from the standpoint of 
fashion. The wide sweep of drawing rooms of this very large mansion, 
together with the social prominence of those attending, made this recep- 
tion a decided event of the hour, nevertheless. Little but green decked 
these parlors, especially in the room where bridegroom and bride received. 

The announcement of this wedding* was given in a previous 
number of the News. The bridegroom, William Eugene Kim- 
ball, is a partner with his father. Colonel Robert J. Kimball, in 
the banking business at 71 Broadway, New York City. He is a 
graduate of Amherst College, class of '96. The Family His- 
tory, p. 780-782, contains a sketch of the services rendered the 
country by Robert J. Kimball, together with a portrait and a 
view of his country home in Randolph, Vt. The Eagle con- 

February and March, 1901. 223 

tains a long- list of those present at the wedding", including- 
many relatives of the bride and g-room, and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd 
A. Kimball, p. 782. 


The last number of the News contained a sketch of Alonzo 
Kimball. Like our centenarian cousin Abig-ail Kimball Garvin, 
who died one year ag-o at the ag-e of 104 years, he has only one 
line in the History — p. 222. His father Ruel married Hannah, 
a member of the noted Mather family. The published record 
of Ruel's descendants is very incomplete. Mrs. Mary Kimball 
Walker, of Green Bay, Wis., daug-hter of Alonzo^ is interesting- 
herself in this her branch of the family, and will probably help 
-fill up the g'aps. She writes the Nkws: 

"Of course there is much to be told of Alonzo Kimball's 
brothers and sisters, his nephews and nieces, and of his own 
children and g-randchildren, and I hope to be able soon to do a 
part of it for the Kimball Family News. I have always been 
much interested in g-enealog-y and haye learned something- of the 
Kimball and Mather families. It has seemed of peculiar inter- 
est to me that Richard Kimball came from Eng-land in 1634 and 
that Richard Mather came in 1635, and that both settled in 
Massachusetts and that later the two families became united. 
The E. R. Kimball mentioned in the December number is a son 
of Martin L. Kimball, my father's young-est brother, (this does 
not ag-ree with the History, p. 223 — Ed. News) and Edwin Kim- 
ball, of Hay wards, Cal., (No. 1559a) was a son of Reuel, my 
father's oldest brother." 

Note BY THE Editor: It will be seen that Mrs. Walker 
names Martin L. as her father, Alonzo's, young-est brother. 
The History names Vv^'alter Scott Kimball as the young-est child 
of Alonzo, b. Ley den, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1828, and a physician liv- 
ing- at Lakewood, N. J. See p. 223, Fam. Hist. Then on pa^e 
412 Walter Scott, b. Oct. 22, 1828, with the same description, is 
g-iven as the eldest son of ReueF who lived at Leyden. The 
Walter Scott Kimball mentioned on pag-e 223 as the twelfth son 
of RueP was probably his g-randson and the son of Reuel^ as 
g-iven on pag-e 412. Those having- the Family History may 
notice how barren are the details concerning- the descendants of 
Reuel^ Boyce^ as found on pag-es 408 to 413 And these embrace 
some of the ablest members of the Kimball family. Have we 
not those who can perfect these records for the News? 

Prof. Sharpies writes the News that he knew of Alonzo 
Kimball and tried to g-et more definite information reg-arding- 
the family thar the one line on pag-e 222, but could get no 
answer to his letters. 

224 Kimball Family News, 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 


Pag-e 677, Moody Bedell Kimball, No. 1404. Notes concerning- 
Isaac the eldest son. Isaac was born in Irasburg, Vt., 
about 1825. He died at Troy, Vt., Oct. 18, 1900. He 
was a physician and until within a few years enjoyed a 
large practice. In 1847 he married Finette S. Percival 
and they had three children: 

i Frank Wortly, b. Coventry, Vt., Jan. 27, 1854. 
ii Cora dinette, b. Coventry, Vt., Oct. 35, 1855. 
lii Fred Isaac, b. Coventry, Vt., Sept, 11, 1857. 

Finette S. Kimball died at Chain Bridg-e, Virg-inia, Oct. 15, 

1861, where she had gone, .soon after the beginning of the Civil 

War, to care for sick and wounded soldiers. 

Frank Wortly Kimball married Minnie Magoun. They have 
one son and live in West Derby, Vt. 

Cora Finette Kimball married William T3oyd Smeallie Jan. 19, 
1881. at Newport, Vt. They have one daughter, Margaret 
Knox Smeallie, b. Nov. 9, 1881, and reside at Amsterdam, N.Y. 

Fred Isaac Kimball married Nellie Works Woodbury Jan. 11, 
1880, and one daughter, Blanche Finette, was born to them 
Dec. 5, 1880. Nellie Works Kimball died July 16, 1881. By a 
second marriace Oct. 33, 1886, to Maggie L. Ross, one son 
was born Feb. 36, 1889. This son only lived six days. Mag- 
gie L. Kimball died March 5, 1889. By a third marriage Oct. 
10, 1891, to Morea L. Berg two sons have been born; the first, 
Donald Frederick, Sept. 6, 1»93; the second, Merrill Percival, 
Jan. 13, 1899. Mr. Kimball is assistant superintendent in 
the State Institution for the Insane at San Bernardino, Cal. 


Pag-e 677, Moody Bedell Kimball, No. 1404. 

iv Martha married Rufus Edmunds, not Reuben, 
iii Elizabeth married Daniel Bisbee, not J. The eighth child was 
Frank, who died of scarlet fever at the age of 4 or 5 years. 
The ninth child was Jennie (marked viii), a daughter by the 
second marriage to Lucy Spencer Nye. Jennie married 
Charles Herbert and they had one daughter, Charlena. Mr. 
Herbert is dead: his widow and her daughter live at Coven- 
try, Vt. 

Pag-e 970, Reuben Mason Kimball, No. 2209. 

Reuben Mason Kimball married Lodema not Lodena. He was 
born in Irasburg, not in Barton, Vt. Frederick Mason Kim- 
ball was the second son. The first was Edward Mason, born 
at Barton, Vt., July 31, 1855: died at the same place Sept. 
3, 1857. 

February and March, 1901. 225 

Pag-e 1073, Fred. M. Kimball, No. 2559. 

Fifth line. His wife's mother's name was Ellen Amy, not Ella 
Amy. Mr. Kimball is an electrical eng-ineer, at present in 
charo-e of one of the departments of the General Electric Co., 
with which he has been connected since its org-anization in 1S93. 


[Compiled from "Saco Valley Settlements and Families" by 
Sarah Louise Kimball, who writes: "I hand you some notes I 
have recently copied from that wonderful collection of yarns, 
etc., 'Saco Valley Settlements and Families,' published at Port- 
land, Me., 1895, by G. T. Ridlon, Sr., of Kezar Falls. Me. 
There are many other Kimball women mentioned in the book, 
some of them married into families that are traced for several 
g-enerations, but I have not the time to copy all this now. I 
recall one, Martha Kimball, who m. a Norton, and had a larg-e 
family. No other Kimballs of the name are traced in the book 
besides those on enclosed slips; that is, nothing* said of them 
except to name them — no family g-iven. You will notice one of 
these Gilpatricks m. twice, both husbands being Kimballs, 
brothers, and had six children, names not g-iven. Only one Gil- 
patrick mentioned in our History, but you will see the family 
seems to have been popular with our cousins there in Maine. 
This Gilpatrick (Gillpatrick) family is traced for several g-ener- 
ations, but I did not copy all."] 

Caleb Kimball, (see p. 75, Kimball History,) one of the 
founders of Hollis, York county, Me-, was one of the "Dalton 
Rig-hters;" came from Scarboroug-h, and was a "kuss" to the 
farmers round about by reason of the miserable immortal white- 
weed he broug-ht into town with the bundle of hay for his cattle 
when he was clearing- land. Let sentimental women quote 
poetry about "white daisies" while the backaching- farmers hate 
the name of the man who brought the obnoxious g-rass-killer 
into the settlement. Well, Caleb had a foot as big- as a small 
anvil, and all the neig-hbors knew his track. He was black as a 
thunder-cloud, tall, loose-jointed and hung-ry-looking-. His 
house, "burnt down in blueberry time," was on the "Kimble 
lot," known later as the "old Kimball place;" it was on the now 
discontinued road that led from the Redlon neig-hborhood to 
South Living-ston by way of Killick mill. One of the sons in- 
herited his father's foot with a "ving-unce." He drove a poor 
"rack-o'-bones" horse all his days. Charles Bear, looking- for 
him, once asked: "Have ye seen anything- of Elezer and his 
dromedary?" He had a tall, overg-rown son who was long- lo- 
cally known as "Leazer's colt." Another son of Caleb stood six 
feet four in his stocking-s, and they said he cried when Samuel 
Tarbox, who was an inch taller, came into town. A son, Rufus, 

226 Kimball Family News, 


known as "Bole," bad a family, but long- lived a hermit life on a 
knoll near Moderation. A daug-hter, Rebecca, was tall enough 
to look out over the top of the window curtains. But few de- 
scendants are living-. 

"The Kimball house" (Caleb's) was upon the high land 
still farther northwest, on the road between the Saco river and 
Little Ossipee river at South Livingston, and there was produc- 
ed a family of sons and daughters whose swarthy tissue and 
big- feet could not be duplicated in the plantation; as for height, 
we can only say, "There were g-iants in those days." Mr. Kim- 
ball cleared a g-ood farm here and some said * * that the 
dark complexion of the children was a result of eating smut 
when working on burnt g-round. The house was burnt down, 
^ * and was not rebuilt. 

Eleazar Kimball, of HoUis, m. Joanna Hancock, dau. Will- 
iam and Elizabeth (Leavitt) Hancock, of Buxton, Me. William 
Hancock was in Captain Daniel Lane's company from Jan. 20, 
]777, to Feb. 20, 1780, in the Revolution. They had three sons. 

Christopher Gilpatrick, Jr., b. Dec. 14, 1755. He served in the 
army of the Revolution with his brother John, who set- 
tled in Cornish, Me., m. Martha Smith Oct. 20, 1784, and 
settled on Deering-'s Ridge in Hollis, Me., where he en- 
gag-ed in the tanning- of leather and farming-. He had 
five children, among- them: 


i Joseph Gilpatrick, b. Aug-. 4, 1790, Hollis, Me.; m. Hannah, dan. 
Joshua Kimball, of Buxton, Sept. 5, 1813; she b. Jan. 31, 1787; 
by her he had two sons. He was a sea-captain, also a school 
teacher. Becoming" deluded, like so many, in the Cochran 
craze, which swept over the community at the time, he left his 
wife, who seems to have had no fellowship with the doctrines 
and practices of the Cochranites, and went away to the State 
of New York with the company that settled there. He had a 
"spiritual wife," one Martha Junkins, of York, b. Oct. 33, 1808, 
assigned to him; she had three children; d. in Granville, Onio, 
Fep. 3, 1888. Mr. Gilpatrick d. in Granger, Alleg"hany county, 
N. Y., June 3, 1858, "a man of superior natural endowment 
and acquired ability." Children: 1 Charles C, b. Hollis, Me., 
and carried by his father to Granger, N. Y , when a child. 3 
Oliver M., b. Hollis, Me.; carried away to Granger, N. Y., when 
a child. These brothers came back to Hollis to visit their rel- 
atives. Both deceased. 3 Martha C, dec'd. 4 Mary E., dec'd. 
.'5 John L.. b. Jan. 13, 184.5, Granger, N. Y., m. Elizabeth 
Blackburn July 8, 1874. He graduated from Kalamazoo Col- 
leg-e in 1867; caug'ht in the public schools of Fort Dodge and 
Gosport, Ind., and at Bowling Green, O.; was instructor in 

February and March, 1901. 227 

mathematics in the University of Michigan in 1873-4; since 
professor of mathematics in Denison University at Granville, 
Ohio. Children: 1 Alice Ray, b. Apr. 1, 1878. 2 Florence E., 
b. Feb. 24, 1887. 
v Olive Gilpatrick, m. Amos Kimball, of Hollis, Me. 

Jonathan Gillpatrick\ b. Wells, m. Oct. 1769. Blacksmith. 
Lived in Orland, Me.; d. March 18, 1837, m. Prudence 
Hancock, dau. Gen. John Hancock, and cousin of Gov. 
John Hancock of Revolutionary fame, and reared a fam- 
ily of ten children. 

John H. Gillpatricks (Jonathan^), b. Nov. 7, 1813, m. Lydia A. 
Bowdoin, Dec. 10, 1836; dau. Robert and Hannah Bow- 
doin, of Swanville, Me. Blacksmith. Settled on the 
homestead. He d. Dec. 27, 1889; she d. Dec. 7, 1891. 
Five children. . 

Helen M. Gillpatrick^ (John H.' Jonathan^, b. March 28, 1855, 
m. (1) Foster L. Kimball, Jan. 11, 1874, who d. Bucksport, 
Aug-. 23, 1877; m. (2) Austin E. Kimball, brother of Fos- 
ter L. Six children, names not g-iven. 

Pag-e 278, No. 491 — Jarvis Kimball, m. Phebe Irons, Gloucester, 

Their dau. Thankful Kimball, ra. Samuel W. Fenner, Platinate, 
N. Y. (See p. 1150.) Their son Dean Kimball Fenner m. Mary 
Bucking-ham. Their son Charles P. Fenner, of Los Angeles, 
Cal. He is secietary of the American Chamber of Commerce, 
Manilla, P. I. 

Ebenezer Woodsum, b. Apr. 7, 1784, Berwick, Me., settled in 
Albion, Me., m. (1) Joanna C Smiley, Sept. 11, 1808, 
who d. Feb. 23, 1816; m. (2) Nancy Smiley, May 4, 1819; 
m. (3) Letice Ivake, Nov. 12, 1827. He d. Jan. 9, 1831. 
Child: Abig-ail Woodsum, dau. of second wife, b. Nov. 30, 
1824, m. Thomas Kimball, of Hermon, Me., and settled 
there, where they have raised a family. 

Clarence S. Woodsum, b. June 9, 1856, m.. Alice Kimball, dau. 
Saunders Kimball, of Waterfofd, Me., and had issue. He 
was killed by explosion of steamboat boiler on Sunapee 
Lake, N. H. 

Benjamin Warren, b. Jan. 23, 1771; d. Mar. 23, 1847; lived in 
Hollis, Me.; m. Eunice Wentworth. Seven children. 
Child: 5 Olive Warren, b. March 9, 1807; m. (1) Simeon 
Goodwin, Sept. 29, 1833; m (2) James- Kimball, of Hol- 
lis, Me. Children: 1 John Goodwin. 2 Warren Kimball. 

Dea. Bphraim Kimball came to Hiram, Me., about 1810, settling- 
on the side of Tearcap hill, near the Mabry place. 

Salpme Norton, dau. Gilman J. and Abra (Fox) Norton, of Por- 
ter, Me., m. Arthur Kimball, of Hiram, Me. 

228 Kimball Family News, 


Francis Henry Kimball died March 1, 1901, at the hospital 
in Holyoke, Mass. He was born in Hadley, Mass., Dec. 16, 1828, 
and was the young-est child of John Kimball. Fam. Hist. pp. 
408, 731 and 1008. 

His death was caused from blood poison g-etting* into his 
system, occasioned by a sliver running- into his rig-ht hand. 

Mr. Kimball spent his youth in Hadley, but for many years 
his home has been in Kasthampton, Mass., where he was a 
prominent carpenter. 

His wife died several years ag-o. He had a large family of 
children, nearly all of whom survive him. 

Among- his larg-e circle of friends he was familiarly known 
''Frank" Kimball — a social, genial, kind-hearted man, taking 
great interest in the public welfare. He was a devoted member 
of the Congregational church and a regular attendant upon its 
services. He will be greatly missed by both relatives and ac- 

About five weeks before his death he wrote to your corres- 
pondent, referring very tenderly to the sudden death, on Jan. 
22, of his niece by marriage, Mrs. Sarah (Hamilton) Freeman, 
(Fam. Nkws, May, 1900), caused by paralytic shock, and added, 
"but we must all go soon." 

He also expressed a strong desire to have another visit from 
his "dear niece" before her return to San Francisco, which, un- 
fortunately, was postponed until too late. 


New Salem, Mass., March 4, 1901. . 


The Rev. Harry W. Kimball, of Skowhegan, Me., does 
some Congregational missionary work. 

Frederick A. Kimball has been reelected secretary of the 
Massachusetts State Board of Trade. 

Mrs. Frank S. Kimball has been elected treasurer and pian- 
ist of the Maplewood, Mass., Methodist church. 

The venerable Almira O. Perry, of Limerick, Me., a News 
reader from the first, and connected with the Kimball family, 
died recently. 

Mrs. Kimball Clark, of Topeka, and her brother, William 
Kimball, have been called to the bedside of their mother, Mrs. 
M. A. Kimball, of Indianapolis, who is low from long suffering 
with cancer. This family is not placed in the History, but came 
west from New York State. Several members are also living 
in Virginia. 

February and March, 1901. 229 


In San Francisco, Dec. 15, 1900, William Soule, of heart 
failure, while sitting- in his chair in the "News Letter" office. 
He leaves a widow, Rosa Lena (Kimball) Soule, and a son, 
Harold Kimball Soule. See p. 110, Kimball News for 1898 

In Greenville, N H., Nov. 4, 1900, suddenly, of apoplexy, 
Mrs, Louisa J. (Allen) Kimball, wife of Marshall Kimball. 
Fam. Hist. p. 995. We quote the following- from the Boston 

"Mrs. Kimball was a woman of sterling- qualities, with a 
sunny disposition, and was loved and esteemed by the people in 
this vicinity irrespective of creed or race. She was born at At- 
tleboro, Mass., Oct. 7, 1832, and was married here to Mr. Kim- 
ball May 15, 1859. She is survived by her husband, three sons, 
Fred B. Kimball, of Greenville, Elmer Allen and Edward Mar- 
shall Kimball, of Chicag-o; three daug-hters, Mrs. Mary Lillian 
Sawyer and Miss Flora Louisa Kimball, of Winchendon, Mass., 
and Mrs. Lena H. Wheeler, of this town." 

In Wilton, N. H., Jan. 1, 1901, at his home, after an illness 
of a few hours, Samuel Livermore Kimball, wanting- only nine 
days of being- 84 years of ag-e. He had always lived on the 
farm where he was born. See Fam. Hist. p. 711. 

Lavinia G Kimball, wife of Theodore G. Kimball, died 
Feb. 22, 1901, at her home, 33 Ashland street, Roslindale, 
ag-ed 33 years, Mrs Kimball was born at Taunton, and was 
the daughter of Charles H. and Velona Staples Hewens. [On 
p. 1125, Hist., L. Gertrude Hewett is given as the third wife of 
Theodore Gay Kimball.] 

In Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 8, 1901, Mrs. Mary Kimball, 
widow of Daniel Kimball, who died 16 years ag-o. 

In Danville, 111., Jan. 31, 1901, Mrs. Emily Clark K. Sar- 
g-ent, ag-ed 75 years, 4 months and 17 days. She had been a 
widow for many years and a helpless sufferer, being- a victim of 
paralysis. She was the aunt of the editor of the News. Hist, 
p. 593. 

In Manchester, N. H., April 28, 1900, Daniel Kimball, ag-ed 
67 years. Fam. Hist. p. 720. 

In Dundee, 111., Oct. 21, 1900, Amos M. Kimball, ag-ed 64 
years. Fam. Hist. p. 721. 

Let Prof . Sharpies be sent to Eng-land in the Kimball fam- 
ily interest. What do you sa}^? Shall we let the matter drop 
or shall it be put throug-h? 

230 Kimball Family News, 


Apropos, of the present Kansas sensation, the substance of 
the following- is furnished by a Kansas pioneer: 

"In September, 1855, Lawrence was a mere villag-e, when it 
was proposed to locate a saloon nearby. White ruffians and a 
lot of Indians joined in the drinking- and g-ambling-. The wo- 
men of Lawrence knew there was no difference between a 
drunken white man and a drunken Indian, and that they and 
their families were in danger. Their husbands and protectors 
were away, and no men at home to protect them. They held a 
council at the home of one Mrs. Kimball, and chose as their 
leaders Mrs. Kimball and Mrs. Moses, and org-anized a band of 
over twenty in number. And arming- themselves with "camp- 
axes" and hatchets they marched in a body without any male 
attendant to the extemporized saloon and without ceremony they 
smashed every bottle, barrel and demijohn, emptying- the con- 
tents thereof on the earth. The owners were persistent and 
brought a fresh supply from Missouri to resume business, when 
part of the women pounced upon the barrel with their axes and 
hatchets and spilled the whisky on the ground while the rest 
stood guard to prevent interference. Then they issued this 
order: 'That every invader and Indian connected with the saloon 
should leave the town by daylight next morning or they would 
hang the last one of them.' And the white men stole away 
and the Indians fled to their wigwams. Mrs. Kimball after- 
wards moved to California and Mrs. Moses went West, but their 
spirit still seems to hover over Kansas." 

At Buffalo, N. Y., June 5, 1900, Charles Allen Putnam 
Kimball, son of Charles Marcus KimbalF and Frances M. Kim- 
ball. (See Kimball Family News, June 1898, page 107.; 

A. W Kimball and family, of Chicago, will leave in a few 
weeks for Europe, where they will spend the greater part of the 
year. He is the general agent of the Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee, and the son of Alonzo 
Kimball, of Green Bay, Mich., noticed in the last number of the 
News, whose family was entirely omitted in the Family History. 

Miss Alice L. Kimball, of Newburyport, is now a practic- 
ing physician at Brockton, Mass. She is a graduate from Ann 
Arbor, Her sister Lucy is a student at Bates College, Maine. 
The Rev. John C. Kimball, of Sharon, Mass., is their uncle. 
Hist. p. 803; News, Feb. 1899, p. 233. 

February and March, 1901. 231 


The News is g"lad to send with this issue a half-tone illus- 
tration of the church at Rattlesden, England, taken from the 
Rev. J. R. Olorenshaw's recently published book "Notes on the 
Church and Parish of Rattlesden." Only 200 copies of this 
book were printed, 20 of which came to members of the Kimball 
family in this country, certainly a very larg-e proportion. The 
News has had several inquiries from those who would now like 
the work, which can only be had from those willing- to part with 
their's. A year and more ag-o we expressed a wish to reproduce 
some of these eng-raving-s in this book, but did not see the way 
to do so. Some g-enerous contributions have this year enabled 
us to do it. It is due that Frank Reed Kimball, of Salem, 
Mass., Fred M. Kimball, of Somerville, Mass., Lt.-Gov. Charles 
Dean Kimball, of Providence, R. I. and Col Robert J. Kimball, 
71 Broadway, N. Y., be g-iven the credit for this result. The 
next issue will contain a view of the villag-e of Rattlesden, or a 
part of it. The reproduction of these eng-raving-s will be an 
answer to many inquiries as to when they would appear. These 
eng-raving-s can be had separately when desired, and with others 
may be reproduced sometime in portfolio form. 

With this issue we send as supplementary the address deliv- 
ered by the editor at the celebration of Washing-ton's birthday 
in Topeka, Feb. 22, 1901. It is not particularly pertinent to this 
journal nor is it particularly out of place. There are many 
Sons of the American Revolution among- our readers and many 
more who may become such if they desire. We believe in the 
sentiments expressed in the address, and further that it i« the 
duty of all g-ood citizens to help advance the spirit of true 
patriotism. In this view of the case it is not altog-ether inap- 
propriate that we make this paper, incomplete and disjointed as 
it is, a part of the Kimball Family News. It may be added that 
there are many other papers written by members of the family 
that we mig-ht include as supplements, as in this case, if we had 
them already printed and on hand. 

The Woman's Journal of Boston, date of February 9, con- 
tains a column extract from a sermon by the Rev. John C. Kim- 
ball, of Sharon, Mass., the subject being- on Queen Victoria's 
life. It was a line tribute to a great character, whose ability to 
rule afforded a lesson that the paper founded by Eucy Stone was 
well pleased to utilize. 

The Journal of Education of Dec. 27, 1900, announces the 
g-ift by a woman (name withheld), of $50,000 to endow the 
Kimball professorship of art at Wellesley Colleg-e. 

232 Kimball Family News, 


Under the above head the News for July and August, 1898, 
pag-e 312, recorded the death on the same day of Mr. and Mrs. 
Fry M. Kimball, of Minneapolis. They were pioneer settlers, 
had celebrated their g^olden wedding* and had buried four of 
their six children. Miss Ruth Kimball was one of the two 
daughters spared the venerable couple, whose married life of 51 
years is said to have been an ideal existence. For some years 
Ruth Kimball was a notable Washington newspaper correspon- 
dent, representing the St. Paul Daily Globe. She had the 
honor of being the first woman to gain entrance to the press 
gallery of the United States Senate. There was opposition to 
her admission, but she soon gained favor and held her seat 
among other reporters. 

At this time Mr. Cornelius Gardiner was the Washington 
correspondent of the Chicago Evening Post. In course of time, 
we have not the date, Ruth Kimball and Cornelius Gardiner 
married, when the young couple went to Washington to live. 
Ruth Kimball Gardiner is now well known in literary circles, 
outside of newspaperdom. She is writer of newspaper sketches 
and magazine articles of a popular character, and shows marked 
ability in every literary effort she undertakes. Her sister, the 
other surviving member of the family, is Mrs. W. S. Kilburn, 
of Minneapolis. There is no mention of this family in the 


Sumner P. Kimball, of South Waterford, Me., is another 
one not in the History. His name is the first one on a late Ox- 
ford county jury. 

A niece of his, Florence Kimball, lives in Bethel. A late 
Oxford Advertiser prints a note from her: 

Bethel, January 19, 1901. 

Dear Editor: — This is a pleasant day but cold. Last 
night the wind blew hard and mamma thought it would be bad 
on the ocean. My school is done. We spoke pieces the last day 
and I will send the program. 

Among the numbers on the program were: Christmas by 
Florence, and The Apple by Edith Kimball, a song by Florence 
and The Lost Lamb by Alice Kimball. It seems to have been 
a Kimball program. 

The News would like to wake up these Maine Kimballs. 

A man named Kimball was one of the contestants at a live 
bird shoot at Hot Springs recently. Some of us would rather 
see the name in some connection other than this cruel sport. 

February and March, 1901. 233 


A Washing-ton correspondent, writing- to the Norway, Me., 
Advertiser, has the following- interesting sketch of Charles 
Porter Kimball: 

"There was in Norway in those early days another man to 
whom I must refer. This man is Charles P. Kimball. He was 
there in 1850 in the full tide of his g-reat success in the manu- 
facture of carriag-es. His establishment was a larg-e one for 
that time and place, g-iving- employment to many men. A cruel 
fire swept away the g-reat industry. Charles P. was the second 
of seven brothers, the sons of Peter Kimball. Oxford county 
never sent out into the world so larg-e a family of boys as was 
this family. They all became men of intellig-ence, energ-y, push 
and adventure. AH of them were successful, some of them con- 
spicuously so. One or more of them were in business in Nor- 
way, in Portland, New Haven, Atlanta and Chicag-o. 

"Charles P. went to Chicag-o and there made for himself a 
larg-e place in thai great city. In time he took an interest in 
politics and was once the Democratic candidate for Governor of 
Illinois. President Cleveland in his first term made him Consul 
at Stuttgart in Germany. Near the close of his term of service, 
a service which was an eminently successful one, he suffered a 
shock of paralysis and later was compelled to return to the 
United States. Very soon after this Mr. Blaine became Secre- 
tary of State under President Harrison, and at once informed 
Mr. Kimball that he would not be disturbed in his office if he 
wished to remain in it. Mr. Kimball was compelled to surren- 
der his official position on account of poor health. When he 
returned to the United States he was unwilling to go to Chicago 
till he had come to Washington and personally thanked Mr. 
Blaine for his kindness to him. 

"I saw Mr. Kimball on a lounge at the State Department to 
which he had been carried by some attending friends. He was 
a physical wreck, the great strength and health of his earlier 
years had gone. He said to me: 'Dunnell, I cannot go to Chi- 
cago till I have seen Mr. Blaine and personally thanked him for 
his great kindness to me.' 

"When Mr. Kimball lived in Norway, he not only built up 
his large business but he built the house which John L. Home 
afterwards owned and occupied. When I recall this home of 
Mr. K., I immediately think of the 'Porter girls' as we called 
them, the sisters of Mrs Kimball. They were pupils at the 
Institute. They were much loved and respected by all the 
people of the village." 

[In the above newspaper article there are some errors. He 
was not a candidate for Governor of Illinois. In 1869 he was 

234 Kimball Family News, 

nominated for that office in Maine, but declined. He was ag-ain 
nominated in 1871 and in 1872, but failed of election as a matter 
of course, Maine being- strong-ly Republican. The Family His- 
tory in speaking- of Peter Kimball, his father, says on p. 516: 
"In politics he was a staunch Republican, and on being- asked, 
when his son Charles was the Democratic candidate for Gover- 
nor of Maine, if he would vote for him, replied with emphasis: 
'No, no sooner than I would vote for any other rebel.' " Charles 
was appointed a commissioner to the Centennial Exposition from 
Maine in 1876, but declined. He then moved to New York, 
when Gov. Tilden appointed him a commissioner, and he ac- 
cepted and was one of the executive committee of that g-reat 
exhibition. At a later date, in 1877, the present g-reat Kimball 
carriag-e works were established in Chicag-o, of which his son 
Charles Frederick is the head. 

The News for October, 1898, shows a cut of the fashionable 
"chaise" made in 1852 by C. P. Kimball for President Pierce. 


Too many of the Maine Kimballs seem to partake of their 
northern climate. They are cold and unresponsive. The News 
often hears of them when they have no place in the History. 
There can be scarcely a doubt of their descent from Richard^ 
Prof. Sharpies, the editor of the P^amily History, has frequently 
mentioned the discourag-ing- results of his efforts to place them. 
Whenever he has done so to any considerable extent, they are 
found to belong- to the one family. But g-enerally, he writes, 
the effort is about as "encouraging- as if trying- to find the ped- 
ig-ree of the clams on the coast." Our cousin Sumner Kimball, 
of Lovell, is about the only one who takes a lively interest in 
the family. To be sure many others, like General Kimball and 
his son, Commander W. W. Kimball, General Sumner I. Kim- 
ball, of the Life Saving- Service, and many others, are found 
recorded in the History. But there are hundreds of others who 
are not, and many of them are Well known. The Pine Tree 
State is not larg-e. There oug-ht to be an effort made to ferret 
out these reticent members of the family if they will not come 
out of themselves. But they will not even answer letters. Per- 
haps that is why Prof. Sharpies spoke of clams. A modest 
Kimball is to be commended, but a bird that can sing- and will 
not sing- oug-ht to be made to sing-. 

J. A. Kimball, of Columbus, Ohio, is president of the fifth 
division of National Associated Railway Postal Clerks, and he 
was one of the g-uests at the fifth annual banquet g-iven by the 
first division at Boston on the 28th of E'ebruary, 

February and March, 1901. 235 


A few years ag-o — four perhaps — the Rev. H. D. Kimball, 
D. D., of Chicag-o, published a volume entitled, "Beyond the 
Horizon." It was not a work to spring- suddenly into popular- 
ity, because it was scientific and Scriptural, and therefore cal- 
culated to meet with special favor with only the few. The Rev. 
Charles W. Holden, of Pawtucket, R. I., wrote of it: 

"The volume is timely and helpful for inquirers concerning- 
the future life — that life of which they seem at times to know 
so little. For such it is a service, indeed, to bring- a fresh view 
of the sure word of revelation — beams in darkness that may 
throw no inconsiderable lig-ht upon the problem. The author 
illustrates how the little we have may g-o far, when in g-ood 
hands. The chapter on the resurrection is particularly helpful 
in offering- a treatment of that essential doctrine in harmony 
with the common hope of our relig-ion rather than that of a 
Greek philosophy which simply predicates immortality for the 
soul. Bodily identity is strong-ly maintained. 'The it sown 
and the it raised are identical,' and in this the arg-ument is at 
once Scriptural and scientific. The book is a help to faith, and 
for those whose horizon g-rows less because of bereavement and 
loss, it has a clear messag-e of enlarg-ement and hope." 

Dr. Kimball was pastor of the Oak Park church, Chicag-o, 
then of the First church, and is still a member of the Chicago 


Gov. John F. Hill, of Maine, was g-iven a g-rand reception 
at Oxford, Me., February 1, 1901. He i nd staff with ladies 
went in a special car as g-uests of the Uniform Rank Knig-hts of 
Pythias. It was evidently a swell affair. Hon. Alfred S. Kim 
ball was chairman of the reception committee, ard introduced 
the g-uests to Knig-hts and visitors. Sir Knig-ht Merton L. Kim- 
ball was one of the floor manag-ers, and his mother, Mrs. A. S. 
Kimball, Mrs Frank Kimball and Mrs. M. L. Kimball were 
among- the hundred or more ladies whose presence and dresses 
were reported. 

The News of June, 1898, p. 112, g-ives a sketch of Alfred S. 
Kimball and his son Merton, who was born March 18, 1867. 
The latter enlisted in the late war with Spain, and his father 
has held many prominent positions in the state. We have no 
connected record of this family and the News ag-ain asks why 
cannot the Maine Kimballs be broug-ht into the lig-ht ? 

Sanford Kimball, the East Boston soloist, appears to be in 
g-reat demand at church concerts and young- people's meeting-s. 

236 Kimball Family News, 


Prof. S. P. Sharpies, of Boston, the editor of the Kimball 
Family History, writes the Nkws a very interesting- letter which 
he says is not for publication, and so we do not publish it. But 
we are not forbidden to make some extracts from it. Here is 
one that illustrates the difficulty in acquiring- g-enealog-ical in- 
formation even from an intellig-ent college g-raduate: "A few 
days ag-o a man came into my office and asked for a copy of the 
History. I asked him who he was, but the only information he 
could g-ive reg-arding- his family was that his g-randfather was 
accidentally killed by the explosion of a cannon at Hanover, N. 
H., on the 4th of July of some unknown year. If you will turn 
to pag-e 16] of the History you will find who he was. You will 
also see that I have not even the name of the wife of Increase 
(my visitor's g-reat g-randmother. ) My informant said he knew 
her well, as she did his washing- while he was a student in Dart- 
mouth CoUeg-e." 

Prof. Sharpies says he has hunted hundreds of records and 
that the name Kimball is never found in Eng-land, but that it is 
Kemball, that it is not Kemble nor Kimble, but Kemball. This 
is the spelling- used by Richard, the founder of the family in 
America. The records further show that years before the name 
was written Kymboulde. Richard's sons adopted the present 
form, Kimball. However, the name is variously spelled in the 
recently published "Notes on Rattlesden," but whether the 
spelling-s there g-iven are literal transcripts from the records one 
is not able to say. But the names g-iven are Kembold, Kemball, 
Kimball, Kemble and Kimble. It would hardly be safe to claim 
that these all referred to the same family. The name Scott, 
however, has even a g-reater variety of spelling-s than the above. 
But Hitcham and not Rattlesden was the early home of our 

Prof. Sharpies says that Rudyard Kipling- has made a curi- 
ous mistake in his novel now appearing- in McClure's Magazine, 
and that the hero's name should be either Kemball or Kemble 
and not Kimball, which is exclusively the property of the de- 
scendants of Richard Kemball. 

An article in Scribner's Mag-azine for January, 1901, by Ar- 
thur Reed Kimball considers the subject of the disfig-urement of 
nature in its various manifestations as observed in several coun- 
tries and tells of the eiforts that have been made to check it. 

I/. H. Kimball is publisher of the Nenah, Wis., News and 
is also postmaster. He oug-ht to be able to tell us something- 
about the Kimball families in his state. 

February and March, 1901. 237 


(Continued from January Number.) 

The second wife of Richard Kimball was the widow of Henry Dow, 
Sr., who died April 21, 1659, and left three children, viz.: Mary, born 1640; 
Thomas, born in 1653; Jeremiah, born September 6, 1657. 

Richard Kimball and the widow Margaret Dow were married October 
23, 1661. 

Thomas Dow, in his will dated November 14, 1676, mentions his 
"unkill Benjamin Kimball.'' 

Henry Kimball^, son of Richard^, died in 1676, leaving- twelve children, 
two of whose names were Richard and John. The second wife of Henry 
Kimball was the widow Elizabeth Rayner. She had no children. 

Benjamin Kimball^, fifth son of Richard^, styled Cornet, was in Brad- 
ford, where he died June 11, 1696. He left a widow, Mercy Kimball, and 
nine children, viz.: 

Richard; David, born 1671; Jonathan, born 1673; 

Robert, born 1675; Hannah; Elizabeth: 

Samuel, born 1680; Ebenezer, born 1684: 

Abig-ail; Margaret. 

1681, 5, 10. Ag-reed with Richard Kimball of Bradford, for his keep- 
ing- and providing- for his g-randfather, Thomas Smith, for the year ensu- 
ing-, £13. — Ipswich Records. 

Richard KimbalP, (Richard^) was one of Major Dennison's subscribers 
in 1648. 

John Kinball^, (Richard^) born 1631, married Mary, daug-hter of 
Francis Jordan, October 8, 1662. He had a share and a half in Plum 
Island, etc., in 1664; was a voter in Town affairs, 1679. He joined the 
church by taking- the covenant, March 8, 1673. [The Family History p. 40 
says that this is a common error-^that his (John's) second wife was Mary 
Bradstreet. It was John^, Henry^, Richard^, who married Mary Jordan. 
History p. 47. — Ed. News.] 

He died May 6, 1698. His will is dated March 19, 1697-8. In it he 
mentions sons: 

Richard, born March 16, 1668. 

John, born Nov. 3, 1657. (A son John died Feb. 24.) 

Moses, born September, 1672. 

Benjamin, born July 23, 1670. 

Joseph, born January 24, 1675. 


Mary, born December 10, 1658. 

Sarah, born January 24, 1661. 

Rebeckah, born February, 1664. 

Richard and Elizabeth, born September 22, 1665. 

Abig-ail, born March 22, 1667. 


Aaron, born January, 1674. 

Kimball Family News, 

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Benjamin and Joseph were executors and residuary leg^atees. 

He g-ave his sons six shilling-s and his daug-hters four shillings each. j 

Inventory, £131, 9, 11. July 4, 1698. [It may be noticed that these j 

records do not always correspond with those given in the history.] j 

Richard KimbalF, son of John^, married January 13, 1685, Lidia Wills, | 

and had— \ 

Liddia, born October 18, 1690. i 

Richard, born August 17, 1691. j 

Aaron, January 10, 1693, died at 37 years old. | 

Liddia, born September 14, 1694. j 
He had horses on the common, 1697. He died 1716. 


Aged 50 years 
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The gravestone of Aaron'', son of Richard^, is inscribed: 
Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Aaron Kimball, Dec'd February ye 12, 
1728-9, in ye 37th year of his Age. 

[Aaron, son of Aaron and Elizabeth Kimball, died November, 1731, 
aged thirteen years.] 

John KimbalF (John^) and Sarah his wife, had twin sons: 
John and Joseph, born October 19, 1693. Joseph died February 2, 1694. 
Mary, born February 24, 1697. 

Moses Kimball^ (John^) with Susanna his wife, had Moses, born Janu- 
ary 26, 1696. 

Ebenezer, born March 20, 1698, died of small pox, December 3, 1731. 
He had a seat assigned to him in the Meeting house in 1700. 
Benjamin Kimball^, (John^) with Mary his wife, had: 
John, born October 21, 1695. 
Mary, born October 24, 1697, 

He had a seat assigned to him in the Meeting house, 1700. 
Here Lyes Buried 
ye Body of Mr Ben 
Jamin Kimball 

who died 

May ye 28 1716 

aged 45 years 

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February and March, 1901. 239 

Thomas Kimball^, son of Richard^, born 1633; had a share ancl a half 
in Plum Island, etc., 1664. He was one of the first settlers of Bradford, 
where he was killed by the Indians, May 3, 1676. And his wife and five 
children — Joanna, Thomas, Joseph, Priscilla. John — were taken prisoners 
and carried fort3^ miles into the wilderness, but were returned on the 13th 
of June. He had a daug-hter Hannah, born in Ipswich, January 27, 1661. 

Caleb Kimball^, son of Richard^, was commoner, and had a share in 
Flum Islana, etc., 1664. He married Anna Hazelton, November 7, 1660. 
He had: 

Caleb, born September 8, 1663. 

Anah, born December 11, 1664. 

Elezebeth, born September 8, 1666. 

Abig-ail, born July, 1668. 

Richard, died April 10, 1673. 

Abraham, born June 29, 1675. 

Benjamin, born March 37, 1678. 

Sarah, born May 19, 1681. 

Caleb KimbalF, g-randson of Richard^, married Lucy, daughter of 
John Edwards, Nov. 23, 1685. They had: 

John, born March 6, 1687. 

Thomas, born September 19, 1691. 

Lucia', born September 19, 1693. 

Anna, November 24, 1695. 

He subscribed three shillings to the Bell, 1699. 

Hannah Kimball, widow of Serg-'t Caleb Kimball, died January 3, 

Widow Anna Kimball, died April 9, 1688. 

Sarah, widow of Richard Kimball, died Dec. 22, 1725. 

Benjamin and Robert Kimball, brothers, 1704. 

Benjamin Kimball, blacksmith, will proved December 4, 1704. He be- 
queathes all his effects to his brother, Robert Kimball, 

In the inventory of the estate of Robert Kimball, dated June 4, 1705. 
there is among- other property, "twelve acres Land at Bradford, rec'd p ye 
Dec'd as part of portion— accounted £18." 

Caleb Kinsman husbandman and Robert Kimball marinor, join in a 
bond, dated October 1, 1702. In the first year of Her Maj'tyes Reigne. 

Robert Kimball married October 25, 1699, Alice Norton, sister of Dea- 
con Thomas Norton, and died in England June 27, 1703. His brother-in- 
law, Thomas Norton, was app'd adm'r of his estate January 24, 1703-4 
His widow died in 1733. Her will, in which the baptismal name is spelled 
Allis, is dated Juue 9, and was proved October 30, 1733. The following is 
extracted from it: 

"To ye ministers of ye Church of which I belong unto, ten pounds, 
viz, to ye Revd Mr. John Rogers five pounds, & to ye Revd Mr. Nathaniel 
Rogers five pounds. Alsoe, I give unto ye Church, ten pounds more, 

"I give unto my well beloved Kiusmaii, Tomas Norton, sDn to my 

240 Kimball Family News, 

brother, Thomas Norton, all my plate, viz., a silver Tankard, Can, a pep- 
per box & tvro silver porringers." 

A silver cup belonging" to the cummunion service of the First Church 
has the following inscription, which, from the date [1730] appears to have 
been a previous gift to the bequest of her will: 

* * 



The following- is clipped from the Pratt Institute Monthly 
of Brooklyn, N. Y.: 

"Miss Isabel M. Kimball, a g-raduate of the normal class of 
'91, now a student at the Institute under Mr- Adams, and also 
an assistant instructor, is eng-ag^ed on an order for a fountain 
for the city of Winona, Minnesota. The fountain, which is to 
be the g-ift of Mr. W. J. Landon, of Winona, has for the central 
fig-ure the Indian g-irl Winona, the heroine of a legend con- 
nected with that region, and whose name wi s g-iven to that city. 
Winona is the title belong-ing- to the oldest daug-hter of a chief. 
The figure, which, with its pedestal, may be seen in the small 
model, shows a lithe, slender maiden, with the features of her 
race, poised with a lig-htness and grace that sugg-est the momen- 
tary arrest of swift motion. It is to be of bronze, a little more 
than life size, and will be pedestaled on stone found in that 
reg-ion, in the center of a circular basin 35 or 40 feet in diam- 
eter. As the fig-ure is historical in character, and not concerned 
in the water, turtles and aquatic birds native to that locality 
will also be represented in bronze — three birds around the ped- 
estal, and three turtles near the edg-e of the basin. The design 
in the small model is spirited, harmonious and well-conceived, 
and is sure to give to Winona a true work of art. Miss Kimball 
has entire charge of the completion of the sculptures, including- 
the casting- and finishing of the bronzes. The whole cost of 
Mr. Landon's gift will probably exceed $3,000." 

Miss Kimball is the daughter of D. W. Kimball, of Mcln- 
tire, Iowa. Fam. Hist. pp. 439-440. It may be noticed that she 
is also the niece of W. W. Kimball, of Chicag-o, the Kimball 
piano manufacturer. 

Judge Ivory G. Kimball, of Washing-ton, has been elected 
Junior Vice Department Commander of the Department of the 
Potomac, G. A. R. 

uiimball^ family uLews 

Vol. IV, Nos. 4 and 5. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

Topeka^ iiansasp April and May, fi901. 



Mrs. Elenora Mathews (Kimball) Metcalfe died March 29, 
1900, ag-ed 67 years, 6 months and 22 days She was born in 
Hartland township, Niag-ara county. New York, Sept. 5, 1832. 

She was g-randdaug-hter of Benjamin Kimball, mentioned 
on p. 198 Kimball Family History, daughter of Rev. Roswell 
Kimball, whose portrait and mention is found on pag-e 155 Kim- 
ball P^amily News, and young-est sister of R. H. Kimball, 
pag-e 177. 

When quite young she went to Lexington, Tenn., and en- 
gaged in teaching and by letter became a member of the Baptist 
church at that place. Here she married Mr. Vawter, a mer- 
chant, Some years later they moved to Salem, Marlon county, 

242 Kimball Family News, 

Illinois, where he died, leaving- two sons, one of whom resides 
in the Indian Territory, and the other a successful merchant 
and respected citizen and alderman of Salem, Illinois. 

Her second husband was William Metcalfe, of Salem, 111., 
who died leaving- a daug-hter, Mrs. D. L- Jones, living- now for 
years past in Indianapolis, Ind., always the stay and comfort of 
her mother, and where she died. Here she became a member of 
the First Baptist church and eng-ag-ed in missionary work. For 
35 years she made her home in Salem, 111., and for about 30 
years was connected with the schools of the place; for 20 years 
she was one of the able instructors in the Salem High school, 
and it is said there are few persons who attended school there 
who did not at some time come under the g-uidance of Mrs. 
Metcalfe. Here she was greatly beloved and sincerely mourned. 
She was a devout and conscientious Christian and delig-hted in 
church work. 

Her funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Sa- 
lem on Sunday evening- conducted by Reys. H. A. Belton and C. 
W. Yates. 

Hers was a busy and useful life and her works do follow her^ 

Near two years ago she endured a very painful and critical 
surgical operation successfully, but never seemed to regain her 
strength, and nervous prostration and paralysis proved fatal. 
She suffered much, but with Christian calmness and resignation 
and in full possession of her faculties of mind, prepared for the 
final event. 

Two sisters and a brother survive her in as many states, 
who keenly feel this bereavement and extend their tender sym- 
pathies to the surviving children. 


November 15, 1900. 

In connection with the above sketch the Nkws must note 
the sad and touching ending of its author, whose illness was 
mentioned on page 170 of November Nkws, 1900. The above 
sketch of Mrs. Metcalfe was written last November. On the 
18th of that month Rollin H. Kimball wrote to the News the 
following letter: ' 
Dear Cousin : 

Herewith 1 send you for publication obituary notice and photog-raph 

of Mrs. Metcalfe and postal note to pay bill (as below) $4 00 

Half-tone cut $2 00 

One year's subscription to Kimball Family News, (1900) address- 
ed to Mrs. D. L. Jones, North Indianapolis, Ind 1 00 

One dozen issues containing- obituary notice, extra, to R. H. 

Kimball, Garfield, Ga 1 00 

M 00 

April and May, 1901. 243 

You see what I want; if not correct notify me and I'll remit. Novem- 
ber issue News to hand. Thanks for your compliment which is mutual 
opinion, it seems. Respectfully, 


In a postscript he adds: 
"My streng-th returns slowly— surely, I hope — no relapse or backset. 
If you ever have typhoid fever come to Georgia, g-et my doctors and 
nurses and I'll guarantee you." 

During- the past winter the Nkws has often wondered why 
it had not ag^ain heard from its earnest noble friend, whom it 
had learned to admire as one of many charming- Kimball 

The following- letter from his son dated at Garfield, Ga., 
April 3, 1901, is sufficient explanation: 

My father, R. H. Kimball, of Garfield, Emanuel county, Ga. , died on 
Dec. 12, 1900, after a short illness, of paralysis of the brain, and was 
buried at Scarboro, Scriven county, Ga. He had a long- and severe attack 
of typhoid fever during- the summer and was just g-etting able to go 
around short distances and look after his business when the fatal attack 
came on. He was conscious most of the time to within two or three days 
of the end, when we have every reason to believe he was not conscious of 
any suffering, pain or inconvenience. His last work or writing w^as the 
enclosed letter to you and the memoriam of his sister, Mrs. Metcalfe. We 
send it just as he had it laid away in his desk, awaiting an opportunity to 
procure a money order for the amount he wished to enclose, and which 
amount I herewith send and desire his wishes carried out as nearly as 
possible. * * * * ]yjy father's death is an irreparable loss to us, for he 
was father, friend and companion. He leaves us a priceless heritage in a 
name and character unsullied. 

1 send you also an obituary notice written by my aunt, Mrs. S. J. 
Orgain, of Bastrop, Texas. 

This would have been attended to earlier, but for unavoidable delays. 

With kindest regards, I am Very truly yours, 



Passed away at his home, Kimball, Georg-ia, on the morn- 
ing- of Dec. 12, 1900, Mr. Rollin H. Kimball, ag-ed 74 years, 10 
months and 7 days. 

The deceased was a native of Hartland township, Niag-ara 
county. New York. His father. Rev. Roswell Kimball, removed 
in 1836 to Upper Alton, Illinois, where the subject of this sketch 
was chiefly raised. In early manhood business called him to 
South Carolina, where he subsequently married Miss Mary 
Woodbery, daug-hter of a prominent citizen of Marion county. 
Four lovely children blessed his home and prosperity crowned 

244 Kimball Family News, 

his efforts. One child was called home early in life, while the 
other three lived to years of maturity. 

When the tocsin of war sounded forth its dread alarum, Mr. 
Kimball most enthusiastically espoused the side of the South 
and immediately volunteered to defend her altars and her homes. 
He passed throug-h unscathed, thoug-h several times an inmate 
of the hospital, and at all times exposed to the many perils of 
active army life. The "lost cause" was ever dear to his heart, 
thoug-h the strug-g-le left him penniless. Bravely he beg-an the 
battle of life anew, and ag-ain a comfortable home and happy 
family blessed his life. 

In 1884 the loss of a beloved son, Joseph W. Kimball, cast a 
shadow over his happy home life, and the death of his son's 
wife, which soon followed, devolved upon him the care of five 
g-randchildren. The rearing- and maintenance of these children 
he accepted as a sacred trust and it was faithfully kept. His 
one hope was to see them fitted to meet the duties of life when 
he should be called home. This wish was g-ratified and during- 
his last protracted illness their ministrations were a solace in 
his hours of weakness. 

To break away from the old associations that were a con- 
stant reminder of his sad bereavement, in 1886 he removed to 
Georgia, where his only remaining- son had made a home. Here 
he became widel}^ known for his probity, public spirit, benefi- 
cence and enterprise. 

As husband, father, brother and friend he was a bright ex- 
amplar of the g-entle virtues that should adorn each relation. 
He was the peer of earth's noblest and best in all that consti- 
tutes true and lofty manhood. His hope of eternal life, throug-h 
the merits of Jesus Christ, was strong- and abiding-, and for him 
Death had no sting-, the Grave no victory. 

He has crossed the narrow boundary which divides the 
heavenly land from ours and sleeps sweetly, in a quiet spot 
where Love and Memory will ever keep watch and ward. 
Life's race well run. 
Life's work well done. 
Life's crown well won. 
Now comes rest. 

In connection with the above the Nkws reproduces the por- 
trait of Rollin Hibbard Kimball that appeared in the November 
number, 1898, with an autobiog-raphical sketch with references 
to the supplementary matter in the previous September number, 
containing- an interesting- old letter from his father Roswell and 
life sketch and portrait. Hist. p. 198. 

The News had formed a strong- attachment for this cousin. 
It is certain that his was a strong, conscientious character. 

April and May, 1901. 


There are few events in life more pathetic than those mentioned 
in the above correspondence. The November News for 1900 
mentioned briefly his apparent recovery from a long- sickness, 
and all throug-h the winter months it almost daily expected to 
hear from him ag-ain. Meanwhile his written, unsealed and 
unsent letter lay in his desk and finally reached us, as above ex- 
plained, precisely as he left it, addressed and unsealed. The 
News is sure that those who knew Rollin H. Kimball the best 
will mourn his departure the most. 


Hiram Kimball, of Peabody, Mass., on March 17 observed 
his 91st birthday. The Boston Transcript says he is active 
about his farm every day, and never fails to go to Salem every 
Saturday. His wife, to whom he has been married 65 years, is 
86 years old and equally vig-orous. They have two children, a 
son and a daug-hter, who live with them, 

A new department of g-enealog-y has been opened in the 
Newberry library of Chicag-o. The g-rowth of this department 
has been so great that a room now on the third floor is used ex- 
clusively for this purpose. There are over 12,000 volumes of 
genealogy on the shelves and new volumes are being constantly 

246 Kimball Family News, 


General Sumner I. Kimball, of Washing-ton, general super- 
intendent of the United States Life Saying* service, sends the 
News his published report for 1900. In this service there are 
269 stations, 194 on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, 58 on the 
Great lakes, 16 on the Pacific coast and 1 one at the Falls of the 
Ohio, at Louisville, Ky. The number of disasters was 364. On 
board these vessels were 2,655 persons, of whom only 48 were 
lost. Number of vessels lost, 61. Property imperiled, $9,470,- 
190, saved, $7,234,690, lost, $2,235,500. ^ There were 329 casual- 
ties to small crafts, sailboats, rowboats, etc, carrying- 781 per- 
sons, of whom 5 were lost. Of these 53 lives lost. General 
Kimball says one-half were sacrificed from two vessels throug-h 
unwise attempts to escape in their own boats instead of waiting- 
for relief from the service men on shore. The report contains 
much valuable matter relating- to accidents by water, treatment 
of persons rescued from drowning-, g-iving- illustrations and ad- 
vice, warning-s, etc. Then follows a full description of every 
wreck, illustrating- the systematic details with which the g-ov- 
ernment work is done. The Life Saving- service is under the 
manag-ement of the Treasury department, and many years of 
experience, with g-reat natural aptitude, has made General Kim- 
ball a most valuable expert in his field of usefulness. 


Duran Kimball, of the Business Shorthand school, 113 
Adams street, Chicag-o, has issued the first number of his Short- 
hand Advocate. It contains 64 pag-es, is to be issued quarterly 
and is flowing- over with g-ood thing-s for those who would learn 
shorthand writing- in the shortest time and the best system.. It 
is not possible for the News to go into details regarding the 
purpose of this publication. It is filled with valuable and in- 
structive notes, comments and suggestions, with many pag-es of 
printed shorthand, practical letters, with translations. It is 
sold at 30 cents a number or $1 a year, and those desiring to 
learn a very pleasing as well as profitable art will do well to ob- 
tain this wqrko It may be noticed that there seems to be no 
trade, industry or calling useful to mankind where we do not 
find members of this family well up ahead. 

Luella A. Kimball, wife of Ellwood D. Kimball,^ No. 2576, 
is a member of the Connecticut Society of the Colonial Dames 
of Amerfca. 

Otis Kimball is a director in the Colonial bank, Boston. 












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As has been intimated in previous numbers of the News, 
there is a desire on the part of a number of the Kimball tribe 
to have a research made in Kng-land of the early history of the 
family. This mig-ht bring- forth some very valuable informa- 
tion, not only for the family, but for g-enealogists and historians 
in general. As parish reg-isters were not g-enerally kept much 
before the time of Queen Elizabeth it would require an expert 
like Prof. Sharpies to do the work on the spot. This would re- 
quire a g-uaranteed amount and in order to raise it, it is proposed 
to form a Kimball Historical Society, composed of those who 
contribute any sum towards the fund. We have already had a 
few offers ranging from $2.00 up to $20. 00 and we now call for 
a general subscription from the progressive Kimballs of Amer- 
ica. Unless enough is subscribed the subscriptions will tiot be 

The above plan is a suggestion from a News subscriber who 
is interested. He asks the News also to put the organization 
into shape by assuming the responsibility of nominating certain 
officers. Therefore the News now asks Colonel Robert J. Kim- 
ball, of 71 Broadway, N. Y., to allow his name to be used as 
President of the Kimball Historical Society of America, Roy T. 
Kimball, of San Francisco, to be Vice President, Captain Fred. 
M. Kimball, of Topeka, to be Secretary, and Herbert W. Kim- 
ball, of Boston, to be Treasurer. 

Prof. Sharpies' estimate of the expense of making investi- 
gation in England is from $500 to $1,000. It is not easy to get 
at definite figures. With no organized effort up to this time the 
News is able to say that about $100 have been promised in com- 
munications it has received. This is a promising showing. 

The News now suggests a regular movement all along the 
line. Let all those who are willing to join this Historical So- 
ciety and to pay $2 send in their names and pledges to Fred. M. 
Kimball, Topeka, Kans. Those who are willing to make fur- 
ther contributions, which will be necessary, will also include 
the full amount of pledge. No money should now be sent. It 
may be said that several $20 pledges have been made, and some 
of less amount. One cousin writes that he will give $5 without 

248 Kimball Family News, 

mention of his name, the amount is so small. Every one must 
judg-e for himself, but such reticence may be unnecessary. 

When enoug-h pledges are secured by the Secretai;y to in- 
sure success, he will notify the various members, who will then 
be requested to forward their subscriptions to the Treasurer. 

The News then sug-g-ests an Executive Committee to consist 
of Lieut. -Gov. Charles Dean Kimball, of Providence, R. I., 
Frank Reed Kimball, of Boston, and Fred. M. Kimball, of 
Somerville, Mass.. tog-ether with the Treasurer, to be an Execu- 
tive Committee to consult with Prof. Sharpies, and throug-h 
whom the necessar}^ action may be taken for the investig^ation 
of Eng-lish records that is desired. 

The News is personally anxious that this matter be taken 
up and carried to a successful issue during^ the current year. If 
this can be done, it will feel that it has not lived quite in vain, 
and can close its career at the end of the present volume with 
some consolation, since it cannot long-er be continued as it has 
been. If the proposed Historical Society can be org*anized, it 
may be found practicable for some one, Prof. Sharpies, for in- 
stance, to continue it under the auspices of the Society. Let 
those interested think of it. 

"The Owl," by Georg-e Dikeman Wing", of Kewaunee, Wis., 
comes in at our open window and hoots for the Wing- family at 
the same price as the News, $1 a year. It is a year and a half 
old and full-fledg-ed. The Wing- family is old, and nearly all 
these old New Eng-land families are more or less connected by 
marriag-e. For example, the Hoyts and the Wings. One, Miss 
Mirriam Hoyt, wants to learn of the Hoyts in New Hampshire, 
and much she might g-ather from the published history of the 
Hoyt family, which is quite larg-ely connected with the Kim- 
balls. It seems that there were many Wing-s to settle in New 
York, and at Cohocton in 1842 Virgil Kimball married Susan D. 
Wing. Their oldest child, they had seven, was Elbert L. Kim- 
ball, who served in the 189th New York Volunteers till the end 
of the civil war. He moved to Missouri and in 1886 made a 
magnificent campaign as Republican candidate' for Governor, 
and was defeated by only about 13,000 votes, and running over 
6,000 votes ahead of the Presidential ticket. He died suddenly 
in Kansas City, universally respected for his probity of charac- 
ter and admired for his ability and as a lawyer. Two of his 
sisters, Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Carroll, are now living in Enid, 

April and May, 1901. 249 


Edward P. Howe, in Lippincott's Magazine for May, has 
the following-: 

"Of the anecdotes of President Lincoln there is no end. 
Each recurring- anniversary of his birth bring-s them forward 
ag-ain, but the new ones are necessarily very few. Here is one 
related me by General Kimball himself, a g-ood many years ago, 
which has never found its way in print. 

"General Nathan Kimball, of Indiana, was a veteran of 
the Mexican War and an old time personal friend of Mr. Lin- 
coln. It was he who g-ave the famous Stonewall Jackson his 
iirst and only defeat, at the battle of Winchester, early in 1862. 
During- one of the important campaigns of the Army of the Po- 
tomac the War Department issued an order forbidding for the 
time all leaves of absence to the officers of that army. He ap- 
plied for a leave, but General Meade, then commanding the 
Army of the Potomac, was compelled to refuse it. By dint of 
persistent solicitation, howeyer, permission was finally given 
him to visit Washington. Here he promptly sought Mr. Lin- 
coln and was cordially received b}^ his old friend, who listened 
patiently to his story and at its conclusion asked: 

" 'Well, Nathan, what does Meade say?' 

" 'He flatly refused any leave, stating that the War De- 
partment had issued stringent orders on the subject and he 
could not disregard them.' 

" 'That is too bad, but I don't see how anything can be done.' 

" 'Why, Mr. President, surely you can grant me a leave of 

" 'Can't do it, Nathan. You see, I am tied up tight by my 
own order.' 

" 'Well, Mr. President, you see the fix I am in. What 
would you advise me to do?' 

" 'At this," said General Kimball, 'Mr. Lincoln arose from 
his chair and stretched himself to his full height— I had never 
before seen him look so tall. Then he leaned over towards me 
and said in a loud whisper, looking around as though fearing- 
someone might overhear him: 

" 'Xatlian, I would just goP 

" 'I considered that sufficient authority,' laughed the Gen- 
eral, 'made a quick trip, attended to my business and reported 
to General Meade, telling him of my interview with the Presi- 
dent. He was a quiet man, but he laughed as heartily as I did, 
and remarked: 

" 'That is just like Mr. Lincoln.' " 

For sketch of General Kimball see Fam. Hist. p. 1139 and 
Fam. News for 1898, pp. 52-53-55. He died in Ogden, Utah, 
Jan. 21, 1898. 

250 Kimball Family News, 


The Boston Herald of April 12, 1901, chronicles the follow- 
ing" wedding- of the eldest child and only daug"hter of Lemuel 
C. Kimball, of Boston, of whom the History makes little men- 
tion on page 950: 

"Last evening- at Arling-ton Street church, MissAddie Kim- 
ball, daug-hter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Gushing- Kimball, of 
Beacon street, was married to Henry Glay Grant by the Rev. 
Paul Revere Frothing-ham. The pulpit and platform of the 
church were massed with palms and tropical plants, intermin- 
g-led with azaleas, hydrangeas and other spring- flowers. 

"The bride, a g-raceful blonde, was escorted to the altar by 
her father, and wore a robe of white India silk gauze, daintily 
embroidered in tiny gold figures over a trained gown of white 
satin. The tulle veil was fastened with lilies of the valley, and 
the bride carried a shower bouquet of Bride roses. 

"The bridegroom was attended by Philip Dalton as best 
man, and the ushers included the bride's three brothers, Messrs. 
Henry Horton Kimball, Clarence Blake Kimball and Lemuel 
Gushing Kimball, Jr. 

"The bride's mother was handsomely gowned in heliotrope 
satin, trimmed with duchesse point lace. 

"More than usual interest was attached to the wedding, as 
it was the first solemnized in the church by the new pastor, and 
also because the bride's parents were married there and have 
attended the church ever since. 

"At the close of the ceremony a large reception was held at 
the home of the bride's parents on Beacon street. Mr. and Mrs. 
Grant will pass the summer at Marblehead Neck, and in the 
autumn will go to Newton, a house there having been among 
their wedding gifts. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. 
David Pulsifer Kimball and their daughters, Clara B. Little and 
Catherine P. Rhodes, and their husbands, Mrs. David Kimball, 
the Misses Kimball, besides many relatives of the bridegroom 
and of the bride's mother and a large number of friends of all 
the interested parties." 

Another wedding of which the News has but slight partic- 
ulars was that of Frank William Kimball, youngest son of 
Charles Frederick Kimball, No. 2284, Hist. p. 992. This occur- 
red on April 2, 1901, at Hardwick. Mass., when Edith Harriet 
Paige, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Paige, became his 
wife. The bridegroom is own cousin of E- D. Kimball, of 
Wichita, Kans., and his father is a well known educator of Ded- 
ham, Mass. 

From the Indianapolis Journal of March 15, 1901, we clip 

April and May, 1901. 251 

the following-: "Last nig-ht at the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. John Dexheimer, of this city. Miss Mae Dex- 
heimer and Earle D. Kimball, son of Major T. C. Kimball, a 
surg"eon of the Spanish-American volunteer army, were married. 
The ceremony was performed by the Rey. Madison Swadener, 
pastor of the First M. E. church. Only the immediate friends 
and relatives were present." 


Lieutenant Governor Charles Dean Kimball, of Providence, 
Rhode Island, sends the News a very carefully edited and 
printed volume of 360 pag-es with above title. It is one of the 
best prepared works of the kind that has come to our notice. It 
is valuable epitomized history compiled with rare skill. The 
Nkws acknowledg-es its oblig-ations to Gov. Kimball for his re- 
membrance. The state recog-nizes its Lieutenant Governor as 
"His Honor." The full page portrait of this family cousin gives 
one the idea that it represents a man of honor and that this 
time at least the title is well bestowed. On page 309 of the 
first (bound) volume of the News it is told how when a member 
of the House of Representatives he refused to take a check for 
$175 for services he did not think he had earned outside of his 
regular duties. The unusual act brought out extensive news- 
paper comment outside even of his own state. His election as 
Lieutenant Governor was mentioned in April News, 1900, and 
it may be remembered that he was seriously injured in a rail- 
road accident shortly after. Gov. Kimball is a Republican, but 
Horace A. Kimball, also of Providence, is a Deinocrat and can- 
didate for Governor in 1880 and again in 1881, and in 1886 was 
candidate for the United States Senate in place of Nelson W. 
Aldrich, who now represents that state. However, he was ap- 
pointed one of the State House commissioners last, year by Gov. 
Gregory. (Hist. p. 804.) 

John Kimball, for eight years station and freight agent in 
Andover, has resigned his position and intends to cut loose from 
the Boston & Maine road this week. The patrons of the road 
in general will regret to learn of this decision of the genial 
ticket agent who has uniformly been courteous and accommodat- 
ing. Mr. Kimball has several things in view and will soon go 
to Exeter where his parents reside and where his brother con- 
ducts a hardware store. Mr. Kimball will probably assist his 
brother at the store for awhile. Before coming to Andover, he 
was employed for a short time at the Lawrence freight of&ce 
and for ten years at the Haverhill freight of&ce. His successor 
has not yet arrived. So says a Andover paper. 

252 Kimball Family News, 


In the News for July, 1898, p. 120, mention was made of 
the appointment of Dr. T. C. Kimball, of Marion, Ind., as sur- 
geon in chief of the volunteer army. He was also surg-eon of the 
old 40th Reg-iment, Indiana National g-uard. The News could 
not place him at that time, nor can it do so now fully. But it 
is on the track. Dr. Abner D. Kimball is a brother and is sur- 
g-eon of the National Military home in Indiana, and both live 
at Marion in that state, and four other brothers live at Neodesha, 
Kans. These are H. H. Kimball, M. F. Kimball, Charles M. 
Kimball and Frank B. Kimball. Three are farmers and the 
latter is in the hardware trade, and all are in g-ood circum- 
stances. There are also two sis.ters, Mrs. Harriet Flinn, of 
Marion, and Mrs. Nancy Tanquary, of Neodesha. The father 
of this larg-e family was Moses Kimball, born in Coshocton 
county, Ohio, where a sister, Mrs. Jane Kimball Davis, still 
lives, and a brother, Abner Kimball, still lives in Converse, Ind., 
while others are deceased. There are 90 Moses Kimballs men- 
tioned in the Family History and this Moses was not one of 
them. Who was his father and g-randfather? This intorma- 
tion the News solicits, and then the birth, death and marriage 
of each descendant down to this date, properly compiled. 

And we hear of other Kimballs in Yates Center, and El 
Dorado, an E. D. Kimball in Barber county, and a C. D. Kim- 
ball in Wichita, all in this state. The Nkws would like to hear 
from them or of them. 

Among- the Chicag-o Commercial club tourists, numbering- 
thirty-five, who lately went in hig-h feather across the continent, 
was C. F. Kimball, of the Chicag-o Carriag-e works. The Cali- 
fornia papte tell the story of their royal reception at numerous 
points. They were given a gorgeous entertainment at San 
Francisco, including a banquet at Hopkin's institute on Nob 
Hill, and of course Roy T. Kimball was one of the leading bus- 
iness men of the city who were in it. Roy T. is always in his 
element at a swell banquet. 

The Nkws acknowledges the receipt of all of last year's 
numbers of the Essex Institute Historical collections, and the 
two numbers for the current year and credits its indebtedness to 
the Ipswich Historical society. These published records are of 
exceeding interest. 

Elizabeth Gardner Kimball, daughter of No. 2283, is study- 
ing for a degree at Ratcliffe College, Cambridge. 

April and May, 1901. 253 


From the Boston Herald May 21, 1890: 

"Brother F. C Kimball, of Enosburg-h Falls, a venerable 
local preacher, a man of g^reat acceptability and success in 
former years, has met with affliction. Mrs. Kimball died sud- 
denly of neuralg-ia of the heart. Mr. Kimball, thus bereaved 
in his old age, has the hearty sympathy of all who have known 
him personally and remember his former usefulness and g-ifts in 
church work. He is one of those retired ministers who know 
how to leave the work g-racefuUy and to be helpful and sympa- 
thetic toward the pastor. 

"Harriet E. (Foresythe , Kimball was born in Enosburg-h, 
Vt., Nov. 23, 1825, and died April 22, 18 JO. She married 
Stephen B. Whitney at 21 years of age, who afterward entered 
the ministry, joined the Troy conference in 1851, and died in 
1860. Afterward she married D. W. Gould of the Troy confer- 
ence and in about a year and a half he dijd, and she was left 
ag-ain a widow. In 1870 she married F. C. Kimball, of Enos- 
burg-h, a local preacher and an acquaintance of her early years, 
and with her husband served appointments in the Vermont con- 
ference. She abundantly justified the proverbial remark that 
Sister Kimball was a hard worker on a circuit. She returned to 
Enosburg-h Falls in impaired health, where she assisted in or- 
g-anizing- a Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and was its 
iirst president, which office she held until the time of her death." 

The above may be Fernando Corteze, No. 587, but does not 
ag-ree fully. 


Boston is g-etting- to be a proud city. It always was, but it 
is g-etting- to be more so. Its latest pride is in its new elevated 
railway. The papers have been full of it for weeks, well writ- 
ten details and illustrations. Even the Scientific American has 
taken it up. It seems to present some novel eng-ineering- fea- 
tures that have interested men of science, and in all instances 
Chief Eng-ineer Kimball comes in for an immense amount of 
compliments. All speak in the hig-hest terms of his skill and 
enterprise. The work has been in progress for a long time and 
is to be completed during the coming summer. The Globe says 
it will be ahead of anything of the kind in the world. So here 
is another feather m a Kimball cap. 

Albert Barney. Kimball,- of Scandia, Kans., editor of the 
Seandia Journal anid the Concordia Empire and postmaster, has 
now been elected councilman of Scandia. What next? 

254 Kimball Family News, 


News readers have probably noticed the London dispatch of 
April 24 regarding" the recent campaign in Western Africa of 
General Ludgard and Colonel G. V. Kemball, of the British 
army. It was against the powerful slave raiding Emirs in 
Northern Nigera. The British captured the capitals of both 
Bida and Kontagora and released thousands of slaves. The 
Emirs have been the terror of the country for year?, killing 
thousands of natives during the past year. They are now en- 
tirely powerless. 

This Colonel Kemball is probably of the family of Major 
General John Shaw Kemball, of the County of Kent, England. 
It will be remembered that Prof. Morrison while preparing mat- 
ter for the Kimball History made the acquaintance of General 
Kemball in London, and afterwards received interesting letters 
and records from his brother, C. G. Kemball, some of which are 
given in the History. These brothers are descendants of Will- 
iam Kimball, born in 1623, who was about 28 years younger 
than our ancestor Richard Kemball, who came to America 
eleven years later in 1634. It may be observed that the English 
cousins still retain the spelling Kemball. 

The Nkws has been bringing to light some family history, 
and with every month comes some new matter or corrections of 
old statements. And this will probably go on without end. On 
page 369 of the News for 1899 it announced the death of Dr. 
Walter Scott Kimball, and asked for more concerning his family, 
which has not been furnished. But the matter that we have 
recently published concerning his uncle, Alonzo Kimball, of 
Green Bay, has brought some things to light. For instance, on 
page 223 of the History, Walter Scott Kimball, said to be the 
youngest son of Ruel Kimball^ is described exactly as the 
Walter on page 412, son of RueF. That on page 223 is an 
error, and Martin L- was the youngest son of RueP and brother 
of Ruel^ and of Alonzo^ and of Edwin, of Hay wards, Cal., — 
see page 736. There is still very much wanting of the records 
of the descendants of Ruel^. 

Charley Kimball has been assigned by the Southern Kansas 
conference to the pastorate of the New Salem Methodist church. 

Edward P. Kimball, of Portsmouth, N. H., is president of 
the First National bank. Hist., p. 898. 

Our illustration this issue shows one view of Rattlesden, 

April and May, 1901. 255 


Oliver R. Gile October 13, 1863, married Helen A. Kimball 
at Bradford, Mass., of whom no mention is made in the Family 
Histor3\ We have not the exact date of his death, but he was 
buried at North Andover, Monday, April 1, 1901, leaving- a 
widow and three children, Mrs. Lydia G. Panaretoff, whose 
husband is a professor in Robert colleg-e, Constantinople, Tur- 
key, Miss Helen E. Gile and Arthur O- Gile. 

Mr. Gile was among- the oldest native born residents of the 
parish. Had he lived until April 12 he would have been 67 
years of ag-e. 

His father, John Gile, who belong-ed in Greenland, N, H., 
had charg-e of the finishing- in Stevens and Hodg-es factories for 
many years. 

With a fondness for adventure he went to sea when a boy fol- 
lowing- the life of a sailor for about 14 j^ears. During- this period 
he made whaling- and fishing- voyag-es and was also in merchant 
service. He visited many differenc ports, witnessed numerous 
stirring- incidents and his reminiscences of sea life were very 

During- the rebellion he served aboard the Wissahickon with 
credit. Mr. Gile was a warm-hearted man, in full sympathy 
with every deserving- cause and always willing- to lend a helping- 
hand. He became a Mason in the early days and was much in- 
terested in its welfare. The deceased filled the positions of 
chief engineer of the fire department and constable for several 
years, discharging- the duties faithfully. His rugged honesty 
and sterling worth, united to an obliging disposition and genial 
way, won him the confidence and regard of the townspeople. 
To his family he was strong-ly attached, and in the home circle 
he could be seen at his best. During an extended illness he had 
the loving care of those to vv^hom he was ever devoted and his 
closing days were rendered as pleasant as possible. 

The Foster-Kimball will case referred to in the December 
News came up again on appeal before the jury term of the 
Supreme Court, which opened April 9. The court refused to 
hear the suit and ordered the case taken from the list for the 
present. The Probate Court found for Mrs. Kimball and her 
opponents appealed. 

Alice Kimball Mortimore, daughter of Moody Spafford 
Kimball, was elected registrar of the Eunice Sterling Chapter, 
Daughters of the American Revolution, Wichita, at their 
biennial election in April. Hist. p. 658-1357-vii. 

256 Kimball Family News, 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Pag-e 222, 780b, Alonzo KimbalF (Ruel^ Bojce^ Ebetiezer^ Sam- 
uel Richctrd^ Richard^) born Leroj, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1808; 
died Green Bay, Wis., Aug-. 7, 1900; m. Oct. 1, 1840, at 
Hudson, N. Y., Sarah Weston, b. Aug-- 17, 1811; d. June 
27, 1891, young-est child of Isaiah Weston, a Unitarian 
clerg-yman of New Bedford, Mass. Mr. Weston was a 
descendant of Edmund Weston, who came from England 
in 1635, and settled in Duxbury, Mass. Isaiah Weston's 
wife was Sarah Dean, whose ancestor, Stephen Dean, 
built the first g-rist mill in Plymouth colony. Alonzo 
Kimball g-raduated from Union Colleg-e in 1836, and later 
entered Andover Theolog-ical Seminary intending- to enter 
the ministry as his father had done, but failing health 
prevented. In 1839 he became principal of an academy 
in Lee, Mass., where he met his future wife. In 1848 
the family moved to the west, settling- at first in Mil- 
waukee and finally locating- in Green Bay, where they re- 
mained and where their golden wedding- occurred Oct. 1, 
1890. For sketch of Alonzo Kimball's life see Family 
News for January, 1901. 


i Mary Cornelia, b. Lee, Mass., Jan. 4, 1842; m. M. K. Walker. 

ii Alonzo Weston, b. Lee, Mass., March 7, 1844; m. 1st Almira 

Barnes Mahan; m. 3d Ella C. Peak, 

iii Charles Theodore, b. Dalton, Mass , Oct. 10, 1847. 

iv Mather Dean, b. Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 4, 1849. 

V William Dwig-ht, b. Green Bay, Sept. 18, 1853; d. Sept. 17, 1854. 

vi Sara, born Green Bay, July 35, 1857; m. Linus Bonner Sale. 

1559b, Mary Cornelia KimbalP (Alonzo^ Ruel^ Boyce^ Ebenezer* 
SamueP Richards Richard^) b. Lee, Mass., Jan. 4, 1842; 
m. Green Bay, Wis., AtJg-. 16, 1866, Matthew Henry 
Walker, formerly of Cliffe House, Chesterfield, Derby- 
shire, Eng-land. Mr. Walker is. a dealer in real estate, 
and a well known breeder of full blood Frie^ian cattle 
and improved Yorkshire swine, and rather prides himself 
on his larg-e breed bacon hog. 


i Edwin Eaton Walker, b. Aug-. 15, 1869, living in Eau Claire, Wis. 
ii William Kimball Walker, b. May 5, 1872, Green Bay. 
iii Anne Carolyn Walker, b. Jan. 8, 1884. 

1559c, Alonzo Weston KimbalP (Alonzo^ RueP Boyce^ Ebenezer^ 
Samuel"^ Richard' Richardi) b. Lee, Mass., March 7, 1844; 
m. 1st Aug-. 4, 1869, Almira Barnes Mahan; d. Green 
Bay, Nov. 28, 1882, youngest daug-hter of late President 
Asa Mahan, of Oberlin Colleg-e, O.., and his wife Mary 

April and May,. 1901. 257 

Dix; m. 2d Sept. 24, 1884, Ella Celestia Peak, daug-hter 
cf the late James Peak, M. D., of Coopersto>vn, N. Y. 
He entered Beloit Colleg-e in 1863, but left to enter the 
Union army. After the war he eng-ag-ed in the insurance 
business in Green Bay. Later he was appointed g-eneral 
ag-ent of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., 
with headquarters in Chicag-o, a position which he now 
holds. He is now with his family on a trip to Europe. 
Resides in Evanston, 111. 


2348a i Theodore Mahan; b. Green Bay, July 9, 1870. 
ii Alonzo Myron, b. Green Bay, Aug*. 14. 1874. 
iii Marjorie Weston, b. Milwaukee, March 12, 1886. 

I559d, Charles Theodore KimbalP (Alonzo^ ( Ruele Boyce^ Ebe- 
nezer'' SamueP Richard^ Richardi) b. Dalton, Mass., Oct. 
10, 1847; m. Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 5, 1871, Hannah Eliz- 
abeth Cawthome, of Port Hope, Canada. He received a 
business education and was associated with his father in 
the hardware business, which is still conducted by him 
under the old name. 


i Mary Bell, b. March .5, 1873. 
ii Myra Weston, b. Sept. 7, 1875. 
iii Charles Theodore, Jr., b. July 27, 1877. 

1559e, Mather Dean KimbalP (Alonzo7 RueP Boyce^ Ebenezer^ 
SamueP Richard^ Richardi) b. Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 4, 
1849; m. in Chicag-o, 111., Jan. 30, 1875. Anna Lewis. He 
g-raduated from the Northwestern University, Evanston, 
111., in 1872. Resides in Milwaukee, Wis. With the 
Northwestern Life Insurance Co. 


i Catherine Lewis, b. Green Bay, Nov. 8, 1870. 
ii Sara Weston, b. Green Bay, Jan. 7, 1879. 
iii Anna Mather, b. Ravensvvood, 111., Aug. 17, 1886. 

1559f, Sara KimbalP (Alonzo^ RueP Boy ce^ Ebenezer^ Samuel^ 
Richard' Richard^) b. Green Bay, Wis., July 25, 1857; m. 
1st Green Bay Oct. 6, 1880, Linus Bonner Sale, d. Aug-. 
10, 1892. Mr. Sale was a lawyer of Eng-lish descent. 
On Aug-. 10, 1892, Mr. Sale and his two little sons, Rich- 
ard and Robert, were drowned in Fox river at Green Bay 
while bathing-. Married 2d at Evanston, 111., June 22, 
1896, William Herbert Hobbs, of Massachusetts, professor 
of mineralog-y at the W^isconsin State University. 


i Richard Weston Sale, b. Aug. 9, 1881. 

258 Kimball Family News, 

ii Robert Kimball Sale, b. Aug-. 35, 1883. 
iii Alice Ruth Sale, b. Aug-. 34, 1886; d. Mar. 5, 1901. 
iv Winifred Weston Hobbs, b. November, 1899. 
2348a, Theodore Mahan KimbalP (Alonzo W.^ Alonzo^ RueP 
Bojce^ Ebenezer'' SamueP Richard^ Richard^) b. Green 
Bay, Wis.; m. in Cbicag-o, 111., March 3, 1898, Dixie Bay- 
sheaw. Reside in Evanston, 111. Real estate. 


Myra Mahan, b. in Mexico, July 4, 1899. 


Miss Elizabeth Kimball Kendall, Associate Professor of 
Eng-lish History in Wellesley CoUeg-e, has written and the Mac- 
millan Company of New York have published a volume for the 
use of schools and for general readers, a work of nearly 500 
pag-es with the above title. Books of this kind possess rare 
value, especially to readers and students of history. Like bio- 
g-rophical dictionaries they are important adjuncts not only to 
text books but to the more elaborate histories. Miss Kendall, in 
collaboration with Prof. Katherine Coman, also of Wellesley, 
has written a History of Eng-land for advanced pupils that has 
received the hig-hest commendation. Elizabeth Kimball Ken- 
dall is the second daughter of Lucretia Hasseltine (Kimbair, 
KendalL Her father was the Rev. Safford Kendall, who was at 
times United States consul at different points in Europe, and 
who died and was buried in Geneva in 1873. After his death 
the family resided for some years in Heidelberg-, Germany. Miss 
Kendall afterwards spent two years at Oxford University, Eng-- 
land, was later a teacher at Lake Forest, 111., and has now been 
for some years an instructor in Wellesley. Her grandfather was 
Deacon Jesse Kimball, who is said on page 531 of the Family 
History to have been a rare man. Deacon Jesse's sister Lucretia 
was the wife of Benjamin Greenleaf, the author of Greenleaf's 
Arithmetics. Jesse Kimball's wife was also named Lucretia 
and was the daughter of Judge John Kimball, of Barton, Vt. 
The families, Kimballs on both sides, were notable for their 
strong characteristics and intellectual qualities. Judge John 
Kimball was the grandfather of Captain F. M. Kimball, of 
Topeka. Hist. p. i59. 

Thomas Dudley Kimball, of Kirkwood, Mo., sends a very 
unique and tasty program and menu of the last banquet of the 
Missouri Sons of the Revolution. The Sons of the Revolution 
and the Sons of the American Revolution are different in little 
but the name. 

April and May, 1901. 259 



The Caldwell chronicles g-ive her birth Jan. 26, 1820, the 
Fam. Hist. Jan. 6. She died Jan. 26, 1895, on her 75th birth- 
day. The Ipswich Chronicle of the time says: 

"Her maiden name was Elisabeth Caldwell Smith. She 
belong-ed to one of our earliest and best known families; her 
father, Mr. Samuel Smith, having* been a prominent man of 
his g-eneration. 

"At the time of Mrs. Kimball's birth, her father kept the 
Inn, whefe, in 1789, Washing-ton had lunched on his journey 
throug-h Ipswich. 

"Mrs. Kimball's mother was Lucy Caldwell, the daug-hter 
of Capt. Ebenezer and Mercy (Dodg-e) Caldwell, and a grand- 
daug-hter of the famous Sheriff, William Dodg-e, so that on both 
paternal and maternal sides Mrs. Kimball came of the g-rand 
New Eng-land stock. 

"Before her marriage Mrs. Kimball was a teacher, and 
taug-ht what is now remembered as "the Dame School." She 
also was principal of the mixed school- — older scholars, and very 
like the Grammar School of today. , 

"December 5, 1843, she married Mr. Alfred Kimball, also of 
Ipswich, who for man,y year^ was the faithful and efficient 
Town Clerk, and whose death, Aug-ust 4^ 1864, was universally 
reg-retted. * * 

"Mrs. Kimball was a woman of culture; broad and liberal 
in her views of life — such as the last g-eneration so often pro- 
duced. Kindly and sympathetic, faithful an,d steadfast, devoted 
to her family, devoted to the church, she filled every relation in 
life with rare completeness. 

"For more than a year she has been failing-, and on Satur- 
day she went peacefully out into the g-reat Ocean of God's 

"The funeral was held at her residence, Tuesday afternoon, 
January 29. Rev. Mr. Waters, to whom Mrs. Kimball had been 
like a mother, conducted the simple, solemn service. 

"The casket was covered with f rag-rant roses and lilies, of 
which Mrs. Kimball was very fond. 

"The interment was at the South Cemetery." 

Secretary Connelley of the Kansas Society Sons of the 
American Revolution having- resig-ned Captain F. M. Kimball 
was elected in his place. A part of the roster now reads: Pres- 
ident, G. F. Kimball; Secretary, Fred. M. Kimball, both of To- 
peka; Vice President from Seventh district, Ell wood D. Kim- 
ball, Wichita. , 

260 Kimball Family News, 


Miss Nellie Mung-er, of Boston, was maid of honor at the wedding- of 
her cousin, Miss Helen Jii. Lewis, and Mr. Eug-ene M. Kimball, which took 
place last .week at Vineland, N. J. 

The marriag-e of Arthur L. Kimball, son'of the late Ensig-n Kimball, 
of Revere, to Miss Maud H. Pratt, daug-hter of Mr. and Mrs- Walter Pratt, 
occurred on Wednesday evening- at the home of the bride on Winthrop 
avenue. Owing- to the recent death of tiie mother of the g-room, only 
about 50 of the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony performed by 
Rev. Butler, pastor of the Unitarian church in Revere. The bride wore a 
handsome gown of white corded silk and carried a bouquet of white roses. 
After the wedding- supper the young couple left for New York. Hist. p. 

Leach, Shewell & Sanborn issue a little book on elocution, which, 
though slight in size, is a correct statement of the principles of elocution. 
If one will follow it carefully, he will be sure to grasp the principles upon 
which it is based. The author of this, now Mrs. Kimball, was when she 
wrote it a teacher of elocution in Vassar College, and was then known as 
Maria Porter Grace. While it does not aim at much, it is a capital and 
practical little manual. 

John H. Kimball, of Abington, and Miss Blanshe L. Wilbur, daugh- 
ter of Albert L. Wilbur, of Rockland, were married at the residence of 
Joseph E. Kimball, father of the groom, on Crescent street, Brockton, 
yesterday. The ceremony was performed by Rey. Lewis E. Pease, of Bos- 
ton. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball are to reside in Abington. Hist. p. 803, No. 

John M. Kimball, a well known resident of Maiden, and large real 
estate owner, died suddenly yesterday of paralysis, at his home, 75 Pleas- 
ant street, that city. His health had been poor for the past year. He 
was stricken w^hile in his yard, and expired almost instantly. He was 
born in Tamworth, N. H., 76 years ago, and had been a resident of Maiden 
nearly 60 j-ears. He was for many years engaged as a building mover, 
and had acquired considerable property. He retired from business 17 
years ago. Deceased was a member of Maiden commandery of the Golden 
Cross. A widow and three daughters survive him. 

Jamaica Plain, Mass., 1897. — John H. Kimball, of Custer street, died 
v/ery suddenly last night from apoplexy. He was about yesterday in his 
usual g-ood health. He was 77 years of age. He was born in North Hook- 
sett, N. H., but had been a resident of Jamaica Plain the greater part of 
his life. For the past 50 years he had been a shipping master and had an 
office on Commercial street, Boston He had an extended acquaintance 
along the water front and many strong friends, and was no less widely 
known and liked in Jamaica Plain, where he was a prominent member of 
the Methodist church. Beside a widow, four daughters and three sons 
survive him. Hist. p. 981. 

Lawrence, Mass., July 29, 1895. — John G. Kimball, well known 


April and May, 1901. 261 

throughout Massachusetts as a promiilent Prohibition party leader, was 
found dead in his bed at North Andover yesterday from apoplexy. De- 
ceased was 62 years of ag-e, a native of Concord, N. H., and had been en- 
g-ag-ed in business in Lawrence for more than a quarter of a century. He 
leaves a widow, a son and a daug-hter. 

Boston, April 20. 1897, — John D. Kimball, one of the oldest and best 
known citizens of Charlestown, died last evening- at his residence at 7 
Prescott street at the ag-e of 75 years. He was born at North Andover. 
He moved to Charlestown in his early manhood and for over 40 years was 
connected with the firm of Cook, Rynes & Co.. general contractors on iron 
work. He retired some years since. The deceased leaves a widow and 
one son, Georg-e E. Kimball, who for some 2.5 years has been the popular 
cashier of the Boston Post. The funeral arrang-ements for (he deceased 
have not yet been made. (No. 1570?) 

Boston, no date. — Charles D. Lincoln. Who died ;it Fair Haven last 
Sunday, and who was buried at Forest Hills cemetery on Thursday, was 
born in Gloucester Aug-. 22. 1822, and earae to Boston when a boy. In 
early life he was married to Miss Elizabeth S. Kimball, of Boston, who 
bore him four children. In 1858 be wedded Miss Sarah S. Heath, of 
Charlestown, who, with two of the children by his first wife, survives him. 
His early married life was passed in Charlestown and later he moved to 
Brookline, where he resided over 25 years. For the past five years he has 
lived in Roxbury. For over 30 years he was in the Boston custom house 
as an assistant appraiser, and was recog-nized by old merchants as an au-' 
thority in his special line. He had a natural taste for literature and fre- 
quently contributed to the press. 


Miss Ellen Rebecca Kellaway and Charles Edwin Kimball were mar- 
ried last evening- at the residence of Alfred L. Barbour, 59 River street. 
West Newton. The ceremony was performed at 8:30 o'clock by Rev. D. 
W. Faunce, D. D., assisted by Rev. Dr. H. J. Patrick, in the presence only 
of relatives and intimate friends. The couple stood in a recess in the 
parlor under an arch of lilacs and smilax. The decorations of the apart- 
ment consisted of tall palms and other tropical plants, and the mantels 
were banked with many flowers. Miss Mary Barbour was maid of honor, 
and the bridesmaid her sister, Miss Grace Barbour. The ushers were 
Messrs. Arthur S. Kimball, Robert A. Barbour and Georg-e A. Mason. The 
bride was becoming-ly gowned in white silk, en traine, with trimmings of 
pearl passementerie. She w^ore the usual long tulle veil and carried a 
bouquet of lilies of the valley. The maid of honor wore a white cash- 
mere gown and the bridesmaid was attired in pink crepe de chine. Their 
flowers were lilies of the valley and Mayflowers, After the ceremony a 
small reception was held, at the close of which Mr. and Mrs. Kimball de- 

262 Kimball Family News, 

parted on their wedding- tour. Upon their return they will reside on 
Washing-ton Park, Newtonville. 

Date of above unknown See Family Hist, p 1121. 

On May 9, 1894, the usher and brother of the above named bridegroom 
was married, as may be seen by the following dispatch from Nor well of 
the 10th: The residence of Joseph Curtis on Washington street, was last 
evening- the scene of a very pretty home wedding, the contracting parties 
being- his daughter. Miss E. Josephine Curtis, and Arthur S. Kimball, of 
Newton. Tne spacious parlors were very elaborately decorated with 
potted plants and cut flowers. The bride was attired in a costume of pink 
lansdowne. The best man was Harry Kimball, of Newton, a brother of 
the groom, and the bridesmaids were Miss Mary Curtis, a sister of the 
bride, and Miss Estelle Kimball, of Newton, a sister of the groom. The 
ceremony was performed by Rev. N. S. Nash, of Hanover, the Episcopal 
service being- used. Mr. and Mrs. Kimball were the recipients of many 
substantial tokens of esteem and regard. After receiying the congratula- 
tions of those present, Mr. and Mrs. Kimball left for Newton, where fiey 
will reside. 

The following- without date: A wedding and reception of much ele- 
gance took place in Brookiine last evening- at the residence of Isaac S. 
Parsons, when his daughter, Miss Gertrude, and Edwin N. Kimball, Jr. , 
were united. The house, on the corner of John and Green streets, was 
beautifully decorated, the color tones of white and yellow which charac- 
terized the wedding being maintained in the fl.ower decorations against a 
background of laurel, palms and ferns. The ceremony, which took place 
at 7:30 o'clock in the dining- room, was impressively performed by Rev. 
Dr. Reuen Thomas, of the Harvard church. This was .an elegant wed- 
ding. The bridegroom was a son of Edwin N. Kimball, No. 1817, p. 833 
of the Family History, and nephew of Hannibal Ingalls Kimball, the 
builder of the noted H. I. Kimball hotel at Atlanta, Ga., who was present 
at the wedding. Gov, Bullock, of Georgia, and many other people were 

Rrvere, Mass., June 38, 1895. — One of the principal society events of 
the season in Revere was the marriage last evening of Miss Elizabeth 
Kimball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman L. Kimball, and Walter Morse, 
of Springfield. It was solemnized in the First Unitarian church. Rev. 
Eben R. Butler performing the ceremony. The ushers were Messrs. 
Sewell B. Farnsworth, of Brookiine, Frederick T. Kellogg, of Springfield, 
Charles H. Beals, of Westfield, and Lyman L. Kimball, brother of the 
bride. The best man was E. A. Carter, of Springfield. The bridesmaids 
were Misses Blanche Carruth, of Chelsea, and Emma F. Kimball, Mary 1. 
Kimball and Clara L. Kimball, sisters of the bride. A reception followed 
the ceremony at the home of the bride, No. 33 Prospect avenue. No 1581, 
Hist. p. 743. 

Salkm, Mass., Nov., 1895.— George L. Hyde and Miss Jennie Kimball 
were married last evening at the residence of the bride's parents, 10 Gif- 

April and May, 1901. 263 

ford court, Salem. The ceremony was performed by Rev. John W. Buck- 
ham. Miss Edith C. Kimball, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and 
George E. Teel best man. The house was prettily decorated with flowers 
and plants, and the Cadet orchestra furnished music. 


Vat.lejo. Cat.., June 25, 1900. — S. P Kimball died at his home in this 
city this morn in g- aged 80 years. He came to this city over 30 years ago. 
He was a shipwright and opened a yard and repair way at the foot of 
Solano avenue. 

At Melrose Highlands. Aug. 17, 1896, Mrs. E. A. Kimball, widow of 
John Kimball, 84 years. 

At South Boston, Noy. (5, 1890, Flora A. Kimball, 39 years, 4 months 
and 28 days. 

At Wellesley, Nov. 14, , at his home. Charles Henry Kimball, aged 

03 years and 10 months. 


Beverly, Mass., Jan 29, 1901. ^Mrs. Alice Kimball, widow of James 
Kimball, passed away at her residence on Pleasant street last evening, 
aged 84 years. She leaves one daughter, the wife of ex-Mayor Perry Col- 
lier. The funeral will occur Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, 

In Sharon, Jan. 30, Mary A., wife of Caleb Kimball, 59 years and 9 
months. She was born in Palmyra, Me., and was a daughter of the late 
Moses Hanson. 


W. A. Kimball, of California, has been appointed captain 
and assistant quartermaster in the army. He has been a clerk 
in the department for some years and is a son of Amos S. Kim- 
ball mentioned elsewhere. 

Dr. Alfred Kimball Hills, of New York City, and associate 
editor of the New York Medical Times, tog-ether with his fam- 
ily, took a winter outing- for a few days with Colonel Daniel 
Burns Dyer at his fine place in Aug-usta, Ga. Their summer 
outing-s are taken on the old homestead place, "Alvirne," in 
Hudson, N. H. See Feb. News, 1899, p. 229 for illustration. 

"I boarded 30 years at one place, walked 3>^ miles each 
way to spend Sunday at home and closed a service of 35 
years at R. W. Lord & Co.'s twine mill Tuesday." Thus spoke 
Miss Elizabeth Kimball, 3. room overseer in the mill, at Kenne- 
brook. Me. The capacity of the mill has increased in this time 
from an output of 100 pounds a day to 1,500 pounds, with less 
help. Miss Kimball has worked under five ag-ents. There is no 
one employed by the company except her who was there when 
she came.— Boston Daily Globe, March 14, 1901. 

264 Kimball Family News, 


Mrs. Alice, wife of Benjamin J. Kimball, died Wednesday, 
Feb. 22, 1901, at her home in Salem, N. H., ag-ed 78 years and 
1 month. Mrs. Kimball was a well known and hig-hly respected 
resident of the town. She was a native of Manchester, N. H. 
The remains were taken to Auburn, N. H., for burial. 

Herbert M. Faulkner, son of Chandler Drake Faulkner and 
Amy Cole (Kimball) Faulkner, died in St. Marg-aret's hospital 
in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 12, 1901. The Fam. Hist, says, "Un- 
married and living- in the west." He was born in Utica, N. Y., 
where he was a teller in a bank. He afterwards went to St. 
Louis and later to Kansas City. His remains were taken to 
Utica for burial. He leaves two sisters, Alice, wife of K. W. 
Wood, and Claia, wife of Lester M. Weller, both of Fort Plain, 
N. Y. Hist. p. 724. 

Georg-e Robinson Kimball, of Oxford, Mass., died in that 
place Jan. 25, 1901. He was a son of sturdy William Kimball, 
a soldier of the war of 1812, whose father Samuel wintered at 
Valley Forg-e. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war 
and was wounded at Antietam, and a brother of Thomas Dud- 
ley Kimball, g-eneral ag-ent at St, Louis of the Washing-ton Life 
Insurance Company of New York, who was elected mayor of 
Kirkwood, where he lives, on the anti-saloon ticket. He was 
one of the first subscribers to the Family News. 

Morris B. Hawkins, son of Charles J. and Kmma (Kimball) 
Hawkins, died May 22, 1900, at Elg-in, 111., aged 28 years, 11 
months and 6 days, after nine weeks illness. Besides his par- 
ents he left two brothers and one sister, Frank, Will and Ella. 
He was a young- man held in the hig-hest esteem. See William 
Currier Kimball- v, p. 600, Frm. Hist. 

Thomas Dudley Kimball, who lives in Kirkwood, Mo., and 
does business in St. Louis as g-eneral ag-ent of a life insurance 
company, is also secretary of a building- and loan association. 
Mr. Howard Kimball, of Indianapolis, has been for twelve 
years the very efficient secretary of the ^^tna Saving's and Loan 
association of that city, and Captain Fred. M. Kimball, of 
Topeka, has been for nearly as long- the secretary of the iEtna 
Building- and Loan association, of Topeka. They seem to take 
to this business as ducks do to water and quite as safely, for all 
are prosperous and healthy institutions. 

Elizabeth Kimball, of Rosedale, Kans., has by special act 
April 1 2 been g-ranted a pension of $8. Whose widow is she? 

April and May, 1901. 265 


Some months ag-o General Sumner I. Kimball mentioned in 
a private letter that Mrs. Helen Lucretia (McLean) Kimball 
would prepare a paper for the News on Colonel Edg-ar Addison 
Kimball, her husband, who was killed at Suffolk, Va., April 23, 
1863. Colonel Kimball served in the war with- Mexico, and his 
life was one ot g-reat activity and adventure. He was brilliant 
as a soldier, as an editor and in every walk of life. He met 
with a trag-ic death and the promised sketch is awaited with 
much interest. Our cousin Captain Fred. M. Kimball became 
so anxious that he wrote her urg-ing- the early production of the 
promised sketch, and then sent the News the answer, but forbid 
its publication, and xhen the News asked the writer for permis- 
sion to print, and now here are both letters, the last one printed 
without permission, for both are too g"ood to thro\v away, and 
are doubtless an earnest of what the promised sketch will be. 
Mrs. Kimball is a woman of much culture and refinement, who 
was g-iven a reception on her eig-htieth birthday, July 9, 1900. 

1403 Thirty-first Street, WA£m]srGTON,D,C., 
March 29, 1901. 
Mr. Fred. M. Kimball: 

Dear Sir:— Your communication of the 23d inst., duly received, and 
in reply will state that your request shall be complied with. It will be a 
Ig^boi* of love, as Colonel Kimball's life was one of interest to many. He 
was a brave and g-enerous specimen of an American soldier in both the 
Mexican war and of the war that preserved us a Mation. 

My office life and home duties render it impossible to give the date 
when I can fOx"vvard such an article for publication, as my home from 
April to Decemuer is a suburban one, some nineteea miles distant from 
my office, and as my farm^ unlike those of Kansas, some two acres in ex- 
tent, has more attractions for me then the pen, as it is in uncultivated 
part of Maryland, where my squaw nature has an opportunity to satisfy 
itself with naiure's conipanionship. You. see the outlook is uncertain, but 
I have promised and the papers, yellowed with ag-e, dated in the halls of 
the Montazumas shall be opened to refresh my memorj' and relig-ht the 
romance that played such an important part in that eventful war. 

The war of '61-5 was of a mag-nitude and a nearness that has sunk too 
deeply into our hearts to be forg-otten. 

Excuse the leng"th of my letter and accept my appreciation of your 
request. .; ■! j„. ^ Yours truly, 


- . ;' Office Comptroller OF THE Currency, 

TREAstTR.y Department, April 24, 1901. 
My Dear CLANSMANi^Your letter of 18th inst. duly received. It sur- 
prised me, for 1 xjould not recall anything ih my letter- to our cousin, 

266 Kimball Family News, 

Captain Fred. M. Kimball, that could possibly be of interest to any reader 
of the Kimball Family News. It was written in a hurry and in my usual 
careless manner. However, if you think otherwise and will straig-hten 
out the tang-les and make it presentable in the columns of your News, I 
do not object. 

I had, until yesterday, expected to soon write you a sketch of the 
present appearance of the City of Mexico as contrasted with that of 1848-7, 
but my visit is delayed until autumn time. 

I go to my cottage at Oak Crest, Md., on the first of May and will, 
when settled for the season, look over the time-yellowed letters written 
from our now sister Republic, g-iving- a sketch of my husband's experience 
while connected with the army of occupation in that city. 

What a lot of Kimballs there are in the United States today! Take 
all the city directories and look up the Kimballs and see if you can trace 
one who is not an enterprising member of this big family. I said this to 
my friend Sumner I. Kimball and he said that he had once made the 
statement that he had never known of one having committed a punish- 
able crime, but that the next morning's journal caused him to keep from 
boasting, as one of the name was accused of wife killing. I am glad I 
only heard it from him. He is the soul of honor, but I fear he is given 
to invention in a literary as well as a mechanical sense. What a magnifi- 
cent monument he has built up for himself. So much more humane than 
those rearing horses and stiff seated riderls that are erected to the mem- 
oiy of our brave heroes. 

Excuse what was to be a note of few words and accept most kindly 


We have never been able to find the record where any mem- 
ber of the'VKimball family has ever committed the crime of 
murder,. or in fact any of the most heinous crimes. There have 
been a few g'uilty of big-amy, wife desertion, theft and other 
lesser crimes. But there is every evidence that the family is 
and always has been one of g-reat personal respectability. As 
our. correspondent intimates, it is'one that may well be proud 
of its record for centuries past. 


Our cousin EUwood D. Kimball, of Wichita, is g-reatly in- 
terested in Fairmount Colleg-e near that city. The President of 
the Colleg-e is Dr. Morrison, of New Hampshire. The Morrison 
farm is noted for its pines and the Webster farm nearby has 
long- been noted for its elms. Dr. Morrison, on a recent trip 
east, had a mind to secure some of these seedling- trees for the 
campus of the Wichita Colleg-e. As Daniel Webster, as well as 
many Morrisons, was a descendant of Richard Kimball, these 
trees will have a particular interest to our Wichita cousins. 

April and May, 1901. 267 


Ouray, Col., March 20, 1901. 
Dkar Sir — My husband (Gordon Kimball) has recentl}^ be- 
come a subscriber to your valuable genealog-ical monthly, and I 
take advantag-e of the information g-athered from it to ask if 
vou can put me into communication with some one who can give 
me the genealog-y of my own family, that of Ayres. A book of 
the family history was published in 1870 by Marvin & vSon, of 
Boston, written by W. H. Whitmore. The book is out of print 
and the writer dead. My father Justin Ayres had one of the 
books, but I never studied it much. After the death of my 
father the old homestead burned and everything- was destroyed. 
Our ancestor was John Ayres, who was one of the commission- 
ers of the town afterward known as Brookfield. I do not recol- 
lect the first name of the place; it was a name beg-inning" with 
Q. I have written to old and rare book dealers and can hear of 
the book, but cannot g-et hold of one. I would like a book or 
would like to g-et the history of m)^ own branch of the family 
written out, so I could use it if I wished to join the D. A. R. or 
the Society of the Colonial Dames, whose members date back of 
the Revolution. If you can tell me of anyone who could find 
out and furnish me what I want I would of course pay for it, 
beside being- under great obligation to you. My husband is 
Gordon Kimball, the son of Alpheus Kimball and Sarah A. Coch- 
ran, born in Fitchburg, Mass., in the year 1841, and in the same 
room in which his father first opened his eyes to this world. My 
ancestors were all New England people, but my parents were 
brought to Ohio in their early childhood, so I have never known 
any New England relatives. My grandfather was Thomas 
Ayres, who married Polly Hawkins; on the maternal side John- 
son Clark married Sallie Bent. 

Yours cordially, 

The information sought m the above letter ought to be 
readily furnished. While this Gordon Kimball is not named in 
the History, his father was Alpheus Kimball No. 1835, found on 
page 840. This branch of the Kimball family is very numerous 
and very intelligent. A comprehensive and very readable 
sketch of this branch, commencing with Deacon Ephraim Kim- 
ball, was given in the double July and August numbers of the 
Nkws for 1899. He settled in Fitchburg, Mass , and many de- 
scendants are living there now. The Ayer, Ayers and Ayres 
families are doubtless of the same origin. The two first named 
are found in the History while the latter is not. Perhaps some 
reader of the News can give the above writer the information 
she desires. 

268 Kimball Family News, 


"Colonel Amos S. Kimball, assistant quartermaster general 
at the Armj building- on Whitehall street, New York, is one of 
the busiest men in the service- He has entire charg-e of the 
g-eneral depot of the quartermaster's department, and has dis- 
bursed over $8,000,000 during- the last four months. 

Colonel Kimball's career in the United States army is varied 
and interesting-. He was born in New York in 1840, and en- 
listed as a private in the Ninety-eighth New York Volunteer 
Infantry in November, 1861. He was appointed first lieutenant 
of that body the same year, and served with Casey's division. 
Army of the Potomac, until 1862- In 1864 Colonel Kimball 
was commissioned captain and assistant quartermaster of volun- 
teers, and also had conferred upon him the brevet rank of cap- 
tain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel. He received the 
commission of assistant quartermaster. United States Army, 
with the rank of captain, in November, 1866; quartermaster. 
United States Army, with the rrnk of major, 1883, and in 1898 
was appointed to the office he now holds, with the rank of 

Colonel Kimball served as quartermaster in eighteen differ- 
ent places throughout the Union, from Boston to San Francisco 
and from Oregon to Texas. He took part in McClellan's penin- 
sular campaign and the battles before Richmond, and was with 
Hunter's expedition in the Carolinas, being present at the first 
bombardment of Charleston. 

When the army stationed at Newbern, N. C, was being 
decimated with yellow fever. Colonel Kimball patriotically vol- 
unteered his services, when every officer in the quartermaster's 
department had been stricken down v\^ith the fever, and was or- 
dered there, where he also fell a victim to the ravages of the 
epidemic, from which he barely recovered. This point marks 
the end of Colonel Kimball's career during the civil war. 

During the Indian campaign Colonel Kimball had charge of 
Sheridan's base of supplies at Fort Hayes, Kansas, and was 
chief quartermaster of the Department of Arizona, and field 
quartermaster for General Miles in his campaign against Ger- 
onimo. It was owing to Colonel Kimball's efficient manage- 
ment of affairs during that campaign that it was possible for 
Lawton to bring in the hostile Indians, a most importan factor 
in successfully ending tne campaign. 

The work performed by Colonel Kimball in his present ca- 
pacity has been colossal. It includes the purchase and distribu- 
tion of enormous quantities of supplies required by the armies 
operating in the field, the transportation of troops by land and 
sea, the purchase and charter of ships and the establishment 
and maintenance of a transport service, operated by the quar- 

April and May, 1901. 269 

termaster's department. At one time, when there was most 
urg-ent need, Colonel Kimball distributed to the army 100,000 
uniforms in twenty days, and he purchased and shipped to 
Tampa in thiriy-six hours fifteen carloads of intrenching- tools. 

The promptness and efficiency with which Colonel Kimball 
has dispatched the business of his department have been the 
subject of much favorable comment, and it is the wish of his 
associates and admirers that he be advanced one g-rade to the 
rank of brig-adier g-eneral in the reg-ular army." 

We take the above from a late number of the New York 
Mail and Express Illustrated Saturday Mag-azine, which also 
contains a portrait. The News has had frequent occasion to 
mention Colonel Kimball and the Family History p. 1088 con- 
tains a sketch. The above is reproduced at this time as one of 
the most comprehensive and readable of any that has come to 


Mrs Mary A. Farley, widow of Joseph Kendall Farley, of 
Meeting- Jlouse Green, died on Saturday morning, March 16, 
1901, at the age of 92 years and 10 months. Her illness was 
brief, lasting- but five days, and her death resulted from pneu- 
monia. She was a woman of rare endowments of character and 
disposition, and her mental g-ifts were equally distinctive. Her 
life was an exponent of all that is true and womanly. Mrs. 
Farley, who was Miss Mary Staniford Kimball, was born in 
Ipswich, May 23, 1808. • She became the wife of Captain Joseph 
Kendall Farley in 1834. Her husband died in 1847 and since 
that time her home has been open to the many nieces and neph- 
ews who were to her as daughters and sons. One niece has de- 
voted all the last years to her aunt and to her especially does 
the sympathy of the community go out. Another person who 
has spent years of loving service in the pleasant home also 
mourns the death of a sincere and considerate employer. 

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the 
late home of Mrs. Farley and were attended by a large con- 
course of friends. — Ipswich, Mass., Chronicle. (Hist. p. 365.) 

A Providence, R. I., dispatch March 16, 1901, says: Whea- 
ton O. Kimball, of Riverside, 35 years old, was found dying at 
his hom.e there this morning. Mr. Kimball returned to his 
home yesterday from the state institution, where he spent the 
past winter as a person without visible means of support. His 
wife died last summer and he had often spoken of his desire to 
follow her. Last night he took a large dose of morphine and 
the end came this afternoon. 

270 Kimball Family News, 



In the history of Rowley, Mass , published in 1840, the 
name Kimball often occurs. The town of Bradford was set off 
from Rowley and incorporated in 1675. At the first meeting- 
Con record) of the Merrimac people, held Feb. 20, 1668-9, while 
they were yet a part of Rowley, Thomas Kimball was chosen 
constable, Samuel Worster, Benjamin Gag-e, Benjamin Kimball 
and David Hesaltine were chosen overseers. "Voted, Thomas 
Kimball's house and Benjamin Gag-e's house shall be legal 
places for the publishing- of any orders or other business of pub- 
lic concernment to the whole town, by setting- up a writing or 
writing-s at said houses, until we have a more convenient place." 

In 1675 the town of Rowley appointed John Kimball one of 
the collectors of taxes. 1680 the town appointed eleven men to 
see that the Sabbath was well kept, ag-reeably to the provisions 
of a law of the General Court passed May 23, 1677. Joseph 
Bigsbee and William Foster were appointed for the village and 
among- the families Big-sbee was to inspect was John Kimball's. 

"At a Legall meeting- of ye proprietors of Bradford ye 23 
of November, 1700, Ensig-n John Tenney was first chosen mod- 
erator: he appointed 3 men to treat w**^ ye Eng-lishmen and In- 
dians if they come, concerning- ye title of our land. Ye 3 men 
put to voat singly, namely Insign Baly, Corporall Richard Kim- 
ball and John Bointon and they all passed on ye affirmative " 

Rowley's Representative to the General Court in 1833-35 
was John Kimball; in 1838, Joseph Kimball. Richard Kimball, 
of Bradford, was a graduate of Dartmouth College in 1810. 


Derby, N. H., March 27, 1901. 
My Dear Mr. Kimbai.l: — When I was in Rattlesden, Eng-land, and in 
that vicinity, I had too short a time in which to stay. But it was long 
enoug-h in which to discover the old home of Richard Kemball. Prof. 
Sharpies is the rh:st man you can send there. I shall rejoice to see a sum 
raised to send him abroad. 

Truly yours, 
In a postscript Prof. Morrison adds: "I was delig-hted to 
receive a note from the Rev. Mr. Olorenshaw, of Rattlesden, 
this morning- in which he says he has found the prog-enitors of 
the Winthrop family, who mig-rated to Massachusetts." John 
Winthrop owned land in Ipswich, adjoining- that of Richard 
Kimball. Mr. Morrison writes that his health is about the 

April and May, 1901. 271 


Lorenzo W. Kimball died at his home in Rutland Sunday, 
April 14, 1901, aged 76 years, 10 months and 22 days. 

Mr. Kimball was a machinist and pattern maker by trade, 
and was the inventor of the paper car wheel. He boug-ht a 
thread factory in Pittsford in 1865, and after running- it as a 
machine shop for a short while sold it to a strawboard manufac- 
turing- concern. Mr. Kimball had never seen heavy paper made 
before and he was at once struck with its hardness and durabil- 
ity. He spoke about the matter to R. N. Allen, one of the 
paper firm, and Mr. Allen replied jokinfWy: "Yes, I guess we 
could make paper hard enoug-h for car v/iieels." Mr. Kimball 
did not reg-ard the matter as a joke. He kept turning- the idea 
over in his mind and finally decided to make some experiments. 
The first^twelve paper car wheels were made at Brandon. Four 
of them were put under one end of a freight car and run on the 
Rutland railroad for several months. Then the other eight 
were put under a Pullman palace car and run 500,000 miles 
without repairing anything but the steel tires. 

The Pullman test demonstrated the practicability of paper 
car wheels, and Mr. Kimball and Mr. Allen took out patents 
and formed a company for their manufacture. The company 
was located at Pittsford for two years, and then moved to Hud- 
son, N. Y. Mr. Kimball withdrew from the company before the 
works were moved from Pittsford. Paper car wheels are now 
manufactured by the Pullman Car company, and are extensively 

Mr. Kimball was engaged during his life in several manu- 
facturing enterprises in Brandon, Rutland and Pittsford. From 
1852 to 1854 he ran a machine shop at Brandon -and in 1856 he 
went to work for the Howe Scale company. He remained with 
the company several years and traveled for it a part of the time. 
During the war he worked in the Colt armory at Hartford, Ct., 
and in an armory at Windsor. 

Mr. Kimball has lived in Rutland since 1872. He leaves a 
widow and these four children: F. H. Kimball, of Burlington, 
Mrs. L. K. Osgood, of Rutland, E. L. Kimball, of Boston, and 
Miss Cora A. Kimball, of Rutland. He is also survived by two 
brothers, William W. Kimball, of Springfield, Mass., and James 
W. Kimball, of Pittsford, and two sisters, Mrs. C O. Luce, of 
Brandon, and Mrs. Sarah Thomas, of Rouses Point, N. Y, 

In Wakefield, Mass., Dr. J. H. Kimball is chairman of the 
town's finance committee. He is also president of the Glenwood 
Improvement society. 

272 Kimball Family News. 


We clip the following- from the Augusta, Ga., Bon Air 
Hotel Advertiser. A "personal" says: 

"Colonel Dyer, on the occasion of his twenty-first birthday last we.ek 
g-ave a dinner to his office force at the Bon Air. 
When Augusta felt the rule 
Of the nig-jifer and the mule, 

Then rhey weren't very happy 'till a man says 
"i will come down there from Kansas with some current," 
Then the town folk had a meeting-, 
Sent the Kansas man their greeting". 

And got jolly 
With a motor man to mote them 
And a motor car to tote tliem, 

And a trolley. 
Then the Kansas man said gaily, 
"Though you're riding with me daily, 

I'll delight you 
More than ever with my coming, 
For when the cars stop running 

I will light you." 
So the people had a gay time 
A -troll eying by day time — 

And at night. 
When they sat before the fire, 
Then they voted — "Colonel Dyer, 
He's all right.'' 
"The following were the guests: Mr. and Mrs. Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. 
Carpenter, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Higgenbothen, Miss Lamkin, Mr. Taylor, Mr. 

Sweat, Colonel Dyer." 


Colonel Dyer is president of the Augusta Street Railway 
Co. Having- been born March 21, 1849, it will be seen that he 
holds his own remarkably well. 

Conrad B. Kimball, who served as one of the guards at the 
Paris exposition, has been spending the^winter in Berlin study- 
ing- music. He is a somewhat notable Chicag-o musician with 
an unusual baritone voice. His sister Maude also studied in 
Europe and was for a time musical instructor at the Illinois 
University, where their father was for twelve years superinten- 
dent of mechanics. He too was a member of several musical 
societies in Boston and Chicag-o. See sketch, Jan. News, 1899. 

J. M. Kimball is second vice-president of the Boston Life 
Underwriters' association. 

utimball'^ family uLews 

V(H\IV, No8. 6, 7 and 8. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

Topeka, Kansasy June, July and August 1901. 



Family History p. 683, No. 1423, Family News p. 241 and 
380, 1899. -- -^ : 

Joseph Henry Kimball, yoting-est phild of Elisha and Try- 
phena KimbaU, was born near Lebatiqn, Grafton county. New 
Hampshire, oil the 27tli of June, 18^8,' and died at his home in 
Sunbury, Delaware county, Ohio, at nine in the evening-, April 
15, 1901, of hemorrhage of the brain, almost seventy-three years 

He came of a long* lived race, his mother living to eighty 
five, his ,,f ^.t^er, and others to almost ninety years. < 

He :h$.d:^^be)en a student at the Kimball Union academy, situ- 
ated ai,:Menden, N. H., not far from his home, and came before 
he , was quite twenty years old to Ohio, in April, 1848, a long 
journey, and quite alone, and began as clerk in; the dry goods 
store of an older brother, Elias Kimball. In May, 1854, he mar- 

274 Kimball Family News, 

ried Mary K. Adams, of Sunburj who lived until July, 1863. 
In the summer of 1862, at the call for "three hundred 
thousand more," he went out as captain ot Company G, of the 
96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a company made up of the best 
young- men of the state, many of whom were never to return, 
and yet a few remain who bear his pall, and are among" his 
mourners to-day. 

In November of 1863 he was taken prisoner but was ex- 
chang-ed in January of 1864. He never spoke of those who held 
him captive as enemies, but said they treated him as well as 
they were able. 

In October, 1864, he married Martha J. Adams, and after a 
while spent in farm life where he was a very careful tender of 
sheep, and had g-reat success in propagating" g-rapes, he came to 
his present home in Sunbury, and resumed the selling" of g-oods, 
having" for a tim.e, the late Georg-e Armstrong as partner, and 
afterward C. D. Perfect, now of Marysville. He g"ave up this 
business the fall of 1883. 

In the years following^ his work was mainly writing", he be- 
ing the g"uardian of several wards, and the executor of estates. 
Early in 1892 he was quite unexpectedly to him, appointed 
as secretary and manag-er of the co-operative creamery at Sun- 
bury, to which he has g"i/en his time and streng"th for a little 
more than nine years, until the hand of g"radual but sure disease 
stayed his feet, and the pen he laid down when he signed his 
resignation was never to be taken up. 

Thus, for over fifty years he has been known in and around 
Sunbury, and also in Columbus, as a friend, neighbor, a citizen 
and in lines of business life. 

Perhaps there were but few who knew him well, for he 
was naturally of great reserve. Never a member of any church, 
his religion was greater and higher than that of many who do 
belong. Strictly just himself, he believed in a God who was per- 
fectly just; knowing much of parental love, he felt certain that 
the love qf God toward His creatures must exceed his. Careful 
ever to balance his accounts to exactness, he rested in the firm 
belief that the hand which formed the universe and held the sun 
in its course would not forget even the tiny sparrow to which he 
had given the great mystery which we call life. 

The following incidents may serve to further illustrate the 
character of this good man. 

At the time of the exchange of prisoners in La. early in 
1864 or perhaps the last of Dec. 1863, a confederate soldier ap- 
proached Captain Kimball holding out a letter. "I want to 
send this through the lines to be mailed to my friends in the 
north. I have locked over a thousand faces to see whom I could 
trust to take it. I am sure I can trust you." This small inci- 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901 r 275 

dent serves to show the expression written on the face by the 
inward life. 

In 1890 a certain estate left by a widow was claimed both by 
the relatives of her husband and of herself. One side appointed 
Joseph H. Kimball as executor of the estate, which was reported 
to the heirs of the opposite party with the question whom they 
would choose. Very soon came the reply from the far western 
states. "We choose him too; we knew him forty years ag-o, and 
he was always perfectly honest and just in all his business." 


Mr. Leonard Kimball is a member of the KimbiU & Stover 
Printing" Company of Minneapolis, Minn. He has been in the 
business there for 23 years. His branch is imperfect in the 
History. He says: **When Mr. Morrison issued the two books, 
''History of the Kimball Family" in 1897 I g-ot both of those 
volumes, but they did not g-et our family in correct. I wrote 
them about it and he said they were g'oing' to g"et out another 
book in a short time, but in about a year after that time he 
wrote me that the Kimball family were increasing- so fast that 
the printing- press could not keep up with them and they had 
decided not to g-et out another book." 

This cousin is a son of Charles Senaca Kimball, No. 1037, 
pag-e 51 8 of history. The record here is incorrect and is correct- 
ed on page 94 of the Nkws, May, 1898. Charles S. Kimball 
was killed in the pineries of northern Minnesota, Feb. 7, 1874: 
he married July 4, 1838, Ruth W. Trafton, of Harrison, Me. 
From that state he removed in 1872 to Minneapolis, and eng-ag-- 
ed in the lumber business. His death was caused by a tree fal- 
ling* upon him. 

Five children are g-iven in these supplementary notes, four 
of whom married. Will not our printer cousin fill out the rec- 
ord. It does take a pretty rapid press to keep up with the fam- 
ily increase, in other word s to record it, or it would take a fast 
one if one could g-et the reports all in. When the News was 
started the supplementary matter that was intended for separate 
publication was turned over to it, and it appears in the numbers 
for 1898 and 1899. See p. 94, as above, also p. 123 News 1898. 

The Oxford County Association of Bowdoin Alumni enjoyed 
a g-rand banquet and reunion May 28. Frank Kimball, secretary, 
made an address, and so did Merton L. Kimball. News p. 112^ 

1898 and p. 235, 1901. 


Kimball Family News, 

The Family History page 585, has a sketch of Heber C. 
Kimball of Salt Lake City, with a portrait. He was one of the 
leading- members of the ''Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints." and for many years was one of the most notable men of 
the United States. Forty years ago he was certainly the most 
notable member of the Kimball Family in this country. It prob- 
ably took more research to ascertain his antecedents than it did 
to learn those of any other Kimball recorded in the History. 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 277 

See pag-e 36, Family News for 1898, and for his family see p. 169. 
Heber C. Kimball was born in Sheldon, Vt., June 14, 1801, 
and his Centennial was celebrated in Salt Lake City, June 14, 
1901, by his descendants. The papers of that city contained 
very elaborate reports of the event, which would fill many pag-es 
of the News. We extract the following-: — 

Probably from 150 to 300 members of the Kimball family, and those 
connected with it by marriag-e, assembled in front of the stand when the 
master of ceremonies, Solomon F. Kimball, called the audience together 
at 3 o'clock. On the stand were seated three widows, eleven sons and 
five daughters of President Kimball. Their names are Mrs. Mary Ellen 
Kimbal], Mrs. Amanda Kimball, and Lucy Kimball. The surviving widow. 
Mrs. Ruth Kimball, was prevented from being present by ill health. The 
sous present were William H., Solomon F.. Jonathan G.. Albert H., Daniel, 
Elias, Charles, Moroni. Eugene, Wil lard and Leonard; the daughters, Mrs. 
Rosalia Edwards, the eldest surviving daughter; Mrs. Melvina Driggs. Mrs- 
Sarah Seckles, Mrs. Alice. K. Smith, and Mrs. Eliza K. Woolley. 

Five generations from the head of the family were represented in the 
gathering, in the family of Wm. H. Kimball, through his daughter, Mrs. 
S . L, Sprague, her daughter, Mrs. Perc3^ Sadler and her son, Percy. 


The proceedings opened with 'the singing of "America" by the con- 
gregation, led by Messrr. H. S. Ensign, and H. G. Whitney. Prayer was 
offered by Patriarch John Smith. The opening address was rendered by 
President rvimball's eldest surviving son, Wm. H. Kimball, himself a vet- 
eran pioneer and one of the express riders of the old days. Mr. Kimball 
is now 75 years old and is seriously crippled, but he spoke for a few 
minutes in a clea" and ringing style of the work of his father, for whom 
he had been business man and book-keeper from 1833 to early in the six- 
ties. He said his father had been instrumental in bringing 35,000 people 
into the Rocky Mountain reg'ion. He paid a high tribute to the great pi- 
oneer's energy intexrity, steadfastness and g'^nerosity. 


Bishop O. F. Whitney, a grandson of President Kimball, then read an 
•'Address to My Children"' recently discovered among the private papers 
of President Kimball by his son, Solomon. The address w^as listened to 
with rapt attention by those assembled. It is as follows : 

1 feel to speak to my children this morning, that they may be wise ana 
honored of God and of men ; and I pray that I may be inspired by the Ho- 
ly Ghost. 

My soul is swallowed up in God. As to the things of this world, they 
, are lost to me. I do not feel concerning them is T have heretofore , I only 
care for the things of eternity. When I behold the great things of God and 
"the glory which awaits the righteous, and when IreAect that the road is 
so straight that but a few find it, I feel to pray the Lord to bless my 


Kimball Family News, 

June, July and A'K^rust 1901, 


children and save them. I am thank ful to God because I live in a day when 
some will find it and will become Gods. 

A man may become a God as Jesus Christ did. For this he must pre- 
pare himself while in the flesh, that he may be enthroned as a judge is en- 
throned. I have a desire that my children may be crowned, and if I be en- 
tlironed I want to have the privileg-e of wafting- myself by the power of 
God, to visit my children. Everything- we see here is typical of what will 
be hereafter. 


Oftentimes when I hear people talk of their difficulties it appears like 
foolishness to me ; I scarcely notice them. I want my children bo be an 
example to others, and I want the older ones to be an example to the youn- 
g-er children, and not only to them, but to their friends and to their sex. 
My children, listen to the instructions of your parents, and when they say 
to you. do a thing-, do it. Overcome every spirit of tyranny and oppression 
and be as clay in the bands of the potter. 

The time will c^me when you will have children, you will have tender 
feeling- for them, and will then look back and see the tender feelinpf that 

280 Kimball Family News, 

your parents had for you. My soul has mourned for the welfare and sal- 
vation of my children. When I look at the thing's of the eternal world, 1 
feel willing to make sacrifices that I may enjoy the privileges which God 
is willing to give to His people. When I speak to my children, I speak as 
a father, and there is no person on the earth that has more tender feelings 
for his children than I have. I want the older ones to be a pattern for 
the younger ones, and inasmuch as there is hardness, put it away ; for 
it is like a seed which, if it be cultivated, grows to a tree, grows to matur- 
ity, and when it brings forth fruit it brings forth hardness and tyranny. 
We should a] ways endeavor to plant peace and kindness. Remember aL 
ways to be affectionate to jour parents ; for you will have a posterity, 
because God has promised it ; and if the oldest are not faithful, God will 
raise a pos erity from the younger. 

I want my children to show proper respect to all men, and be gentle 
to them as you want they should be gentle to you Be subject to all the 
officers, both civil and religious, and reverence their in their offices 
When you speak of the Prophet and the Apostles, speak well of them 
and not reproachfully. Reverence all men in their respective places, and 
never speak disrespectfully of them, nor of any person on the earth. If 
you cannot speak well, keep your mouth shut. If you do this you shall 
be respected as your father has been, for this has always been my course. 

Be attentive to these instructions and be faithful in all things, and 
you shall be enthroned in the kingdom of God and shall increase from gen- 
eration to generation and there shall be no end of the increase. W^hen I 
come into the presence of God He will permit me to stand at your head as 
Adam will stand at the head of all families of the earih. Don't give way 
to evil, my children, lay aside all wickedness, and never suffer yourselves 
to go into wicked company or corrupt places. If we give way to sin even a 
little, it will conceive in our bosoms and grow I know if I am faithful no 
good things will be withheld from me. but if I make a misstep it may all be 
taken away. We are acting in view of eternity: we are laying a found- 
ation for eternity. If you remember these things. God will bless you 
with glory and eternal life. 

I want you to remember that in as much as you honor your father, 
when you become old and are engaged in the ministry you shall be honor- 
ed. This religion is true ; I know it. for God has revealed it to me. Every 
man who rejects it will be damned, and every one who receives it will be 
saved. Baptism is a sign of the resurrection, and is the password whereby 
we enter into the kingdom of God. All the ordinances are signs of things 
in the heavens. 1 want my children to observe these things, for we have 
come into a dispensation when we have got to open a door to receive all 
dispensations of old. When I have been oppressed by the superstitions of 
this world, 1 have felt as though it would burst the earth. I want to be- 
come just what I ought to be. 

IVIy children, never cultivate a spirit of covetousness. When you see any- 
body that is poor, and you have means, assist tnem ; and when a poor man 
or a poor women comes along, take them into your house and feed and 

June, July and Aug'ust 1901. 281 

clothe them. Always enlist on the side of the oppressed. This principle 
wa& always in me, and I want my children to cherish it. If you show mer- 
cy, yon shall have mercy. The character of the Almig-hty is noble, and 
none will come into His king-dom only those who are noble, kind, mer- 
ciful, virtuous and obedient. The course T take in this life will be hand- 
ed down to future generations. You will hand it down from g-eneration 
to g-eneration. and all records which are made here on the earth will be 
had in heaven 

Now, my children, God recog'nizes all that you do. Never cultivate 
anything" wicked, corrupt or dishonest. Instead of taking" a penny from 
your neig-hbor. give him two. As you do unto others so shall it be measur- 
ed unto you again. Let these instructions sink deep into your mi nds ; for 
God is bound to best-ow these blessing-s upon us. Even so. Amen. 

The Salt Lake City News has the following* editorial: 

We devote considerable space today to account of celebration 
of the birthday of the lateHeber C. Kimball, one of the foremost 
among" the great spirts of the latter-day dispensation- He fig--, 
ured in the early history of this Church, and his sterling- worth, 
unfaltering integrity, and unswerving- devotion to its leaders, 
g-ave him deserved prominence and made him an example to 
others. His numerous uescendants do well to commemorate his 
advent to earth, and those who remain of his compeers and 
associates take pleasure in joining* them in the exercises gfiven 
in his honor. 

President Heber C. Kimball was a striking- character among- 
Latterday Saints. Tally erect, with piercing- eyes and command- 
ing- manner he made an i\npression wherever he went. His quaint 
hJmorand forceful illustrations made his public utterances always 
entertaining, and everybody liked to here him speak, except the 
transgressor and the hypocrite, who sometimes writhed under 
unsparing- and pointed castigations. 

He was accused of coarseness sometimes, in his plain speak- 
ing- on delicate subjects ; but people who comprehended his mean- 
ing- and appreciated the truth of his teaching's, understood the 
object of his efforts which was always the enlightenment and 
improvment of his hearers, whose close attention he commanded 
by the peculiarity of his similes and compaiisons. He ever held 
in view for admiration and emulation that which promoted virtue, 
purity and true relig-ion. 

It is a matter of rejoicing and cong-ratulation that he has 
left so many men and women xo bear his name, wno are true and 
steadfast to the cause in which he spent his active life and his 
eminent abilities. Brother Heber lives in his posterity, and he 
will ever be known in Israel .through the works and example of 
his faithful descendants. Mav they always be worthy of the 
great name they bare, and live in the spirit of his counsels. 

2S2 KimbaJ Fatnilv News. 


The Family History on pag-e 874, mentions Edward Pick- 
ett Kimball of Waterloo, Iowa, as the somewhat noted Church 
Debt Raiser. He was himself one of the first to make a correc- 
tion of this error, and to place the credit where it belong-s.. 

A few years ag"o, the newspapers of the country often men- 
tioned the success of Edward Kimball in raising- money to pay 
debts on churches. This Edward Kimball is but slig-htly men- 
tioned on page 820 of the History, his record number being- 1790. 
The News has been favored with a few communications from 
him, mostly of a private nature. This notable man died at his 
home in Chicag-o, June 5, 1901. Since that event the News 
has been asked to g-ive as much of his history as possible. The 
following- is therefore given, mostly taken or compiled from 
the Chicago papers. Some of these papers printed his portrait, 
and the News has made an effort, but failed to secure one : 

From the Inter Ocean : 

Edward Kimball, to whom the credit is giv^en of first turn- 
ing the thoughts of Dwlght L. Moody to evangelistic work, and 
who was famous throughout the country as the "liftei" of church 
debts, died at the residence of his son. Dr. R. H. Kimball, 453 
North Kenil worth avenue, Oak Park, yesterday. Alwavs dis- 
playing a deep interest in church and Sunday school work, Mr. 
Kimball, while a resident of Boston more than fifty years ago, 
was an official in the Mount Vernon Congregational Church and 
a teach'^r in the Sunday school class The future evangelist was 
a member of his class, and in the life of Mr. Moody, edited by 
his son, the influence of his teacher is given as the cause that 
started him in the work that made him world famous. The pecu- 
liar avocation to which the last twenty-five years of Mr. KimbalTs 
life was devoted was inspired while on a business tour of the 
Pacific States. While representing the firm of A. H. Andrews 
& Co. of Chicago in San Francisco in 1875 he assisted in the work 
of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Mission. In the ab- 
sence of a pastor he occupied the pul| it several times, and shortly 
before the time set for his departure he decided to make an ef- 
fort to clear away the debt that practically had overwhelmed the 
church. In the meeting the forceful eloquence of the layman 
accomplished the task that had proved futile to the clergy, and 
the success of Mr. Kimball decided him to devote himself 
solely to the work of freeing churches from debt. The amount 
of church debts raised by him since that time has been estimat- 
ed at more than $10,000,000 Among the churches that have 
been aided by Mr. Kimball's efforts are the Lincoln Park and the 
Union Park Congregational Churches, and Immanuel Baptist 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 283 

Churches of Chicasfo. The larg-est debt raised by him was that 
of Dr. Robinson's Presbyterian church of New York City, where 
$110, COO was raised at two meeting-. Althoug-h not a remarkably 
eloquent speaker, the force and sincerity of Mr. Kimball g-ained 
success where oratorical efforts had failed. He was possessed of 
a commanding- presence, being- over 6 feet in heig-ht, and until a 
few months before his death had maintained vig-orous health. 
Mr. Kimball is survived by a widow and three children. Dr. R. 
H. Kimball, and Mrs. Henry P. Williams and Edward H. Kim- 
ball of Glencoe. 

From the Chicag-o Record : 

Edward Kimball, a noted church worker who had the dis- 
tinction of having- converted Dwig-ht L Moody and wiped out a- 
bout $15,000,900 debts of churches in the United States and Can- 
ada, died at the residence of his son, Dr.R.H. Kimball, inOak Park, 
at noon June 5,1901. 

Edward Kimball was born in Rowley, Mass , July 29, 1823. 
He recevied a common school education and later attended local 
academies His parents had intended he should study for the min- 
istry, but his health at that time prevented it- His father was 
a teacher in the public schools at Rowley and the son succeeded 
him. When 23 years of ag-e he went to Boston and eng-ag-ed in 
the carpet business and was tht first traveling- salesman in the 
country to handle carpets outside of the local territory. After- 
ward he became the head of a large carpet house in Boston. 


While a resident of Boston he connected himself with the 
Mount Vernon Cong-reg-ationJ Church, teaching- a class in Sun- 
day school. The late Dwig-ht L. Moody was one of his pupils 
and Mr. Kimball was the means of his conversion. In 1868 Mr. 
Kimball went to New York and eng-ag-ed in the wholesale hard- 
ware business, remaining- there until after the Chicago fire, 
when he came here, add was employed by the A. H. Andrews 
Company for six years. 

. Abandoning- business entirely in 1879, he devoted his life to 
church work, and is said to have been the best known man in 
church circles in this country. Churches of all denominations 
in Chicag-o, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Denver, Wash- 
ing-ton. D, C, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Newark, and 
even in Canada were assisted by his work, and it is said that 
not less than $15,000,000 was raised throug-h his efforts to pay 
off church mortg-ag-es and other debts which the different con- 
gresrations had contracted. No denomination or creed was spe- 
cially favored. All were treated alike. His eloquence and his g-reat 
energ-y were always at the service of any and all churches in 
financial distress. In life Mr. Kimball stood over 6 feet in heig-ht 
and he always impressed his hearers as a man of great force of 

284 Kimball Family News, 

character. His influence over them is said to have been something- 
wonderful. His honesty of mind was shown in his face. 
Death Closes Useful Life. 

He was married twice. His first wite was Miss Emma Jane 
Henchman, the daug"hter of a prominent physician and chemist 
in Boston. Four children were born in this union, three of whom 
are still living- — DrR. H. Kimball, Mrs. Henry P. Williams and 
Edward H. Kimball. Mrs. Kimball died in 1870 and two years 
later Mr. Kimball married Miss Laura Harris of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Mr. Kimball was 78 years old, and his illness was the result 
of breaking- down in health, mainly due to his long- and untiring- 
work in behalf of churches, and his death closed a useful and 
eventful life. 

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: 

In the death of Edward Kimball the church world loses a 
worker whose g-ood deeds will live always. It was Edward Kim- 
ball who converted Dwig-ht L Moody in the old Mount Vernon 
church in Boston and who raised more money to pay off church 
debts than any other religious worker in the world. 

Unordained, without special preparation, but with all the 
enthusiam inspired by relig-ion, Edward Kimball made his in- 
fluence felt from one end of the United States to the other. In 
two Sundays he raised a debt of $110,000 on Dr. Robinson's 
Presbyterian church in New York. It was said of him that no 
matter how reg-retfully his hearers g-ave up their money to other 
causes, he could make them do it with a smile for the church. 

He was 78 years old, but had retained remarkably g-ood 
health until very recently. He suffered no org-anic ailment and 
was mercifully spared the tortures of disease. It was a case of 
serene, painless dissolution, due to old ag-e. 

Mr. Kimball did not find his real life work until 1S75. In 
that year he visited San Francisco. While there he filled the 
pulpit of the Westminster mission on Sundays. He found the 
church overwhelmed with debt. His eloquence g-athered the 
people tog-ether in larg-e crowds and he raised enoug-h by volun- 
tary contributions to clear off the mortg-ag-e ag-ainst the property. 

When he saw the beneficial results of his work he deter- 
mined to throw aside all other occupations and devote himself 
to freeing- the churches from their financial burdens. He was 
wonderfully successful. 

In Chicago he was instrumental in raising- the debts on Dr. 
Lorimer's Baptist Church, the Lincoln Park Congregational 
Church, the Union Park Congregational Church and many 

In San Francisco the First Congregational Church, the 
Presbyterian Church, the Howard Presbyterian Church, the 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 285 

First Congreg-atiotial Church of Oakland and others owe their 
present prosperity larg-ely to his efforts. 

In Portland, Tacoma, Denver, New York, Boston, Philadel- 
phia, Newark and even to the confines of Nova Scotia his work 
was extended. Only by sickness was he compelled to abandon it. 

No denomination or creed was favored, Methodists, Presby- 
terians, Baptists, Congreg^ationalists were treated alike. Mr. 
Kimball's eloquence and g-reat energ-y were always at their 

From Greenfield, Mass., Gazette : 

The friends of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kimball celebrated their 
50th birthday anniversaries at their home 2 Chapman Court, 
Thursday evening". Mrs. Kimball was born the 14th and Mr. 
Kimball April 18th 1851. Capt. Anson Withey, in an appro- 
priate speech, presented them, in behalf of Mr. Kimball's shop- 
mates, with a handsome morris chair, a rug-, table cloth and other 
useful gifts. Mr. Kimball's father, S. W. Kimball of Brattleboro 
was present with Mrs. Kimball, and made some remarks contrast- 
ing the difference between the times now and 50 years ag"0. Re- 
freshments consisting- of sug-ar on ice, and ice cream and cake were 
served. (History page 799.) 

SHE WANTS $5,000. 
A Davenport, Iowa dispatch says. 

Herbert and Marion Flint, the well-known hypnotists, 
whose subtle powers have astonished many larg-e audiences in 
this city, are the defendants in a novel suit to be tried in Daven- 
port, la. . in the near future. 

The plaintiff, Mrs. Claude E* Kimball, sues for $5,000. She 
states in her petition that on or about March 3, 1901, she attend- 
ed a performance given by the Flints at the Opera-house in that 
city. During- the preformance she alleg-es the hypnotists made 
one of their subjects believe that he had been burned upon the 

The subject was allowed to g-o out into the audience and took 
a seat directly in frontof the plaintiff, where he beg-an to remove 
his clothes. After being on the back of the seat in front of her 
for several minutes, the subject was released from the hypnotic 
spell and fell over onto the plaintiff, who endeavorig- to' g-et out 
from under him, wrenched and sprained her ankle. 

As a result, she became hysterical, suffered nervous chills, had 
to be removed from the Opera House to the hospital, and has 
ever since suffered from the effects of nervous shock. She says 
that a man undressing- in frout of her was too much, and prays 
the court to award her $5,000 for the experience. 

286 . Kimball Family News, 


The second number of the Kimball News, pag-e 32, contain- 
ed two items under the heading- "Notes, Personal and Other- 
wise" that illustrate slig^htly, some work it has done, and that 
have more or less pertinence to matter contained in this issue. 
One of these items makes the correction in the History, pag-e 874, 
that credits Edward Pickett Kimball of Waterloo, Iowa, as being 
the noted "Church Debt Raiser" whose death is announced in 
another place of this issue of the News. 

The other item mentioned an accident that happened to 
Granville Kimball of this city. History pag-e 711. This second 
number of the News was sent to every Kimball found in the city 
directory of Chicag-o. The item caug-ht the eye of another Gran- 
ville Kimball in that city who has since become more or less a 
factor in American history. He wrote to the News to learn 
something- of his family. He is not mentioned in the Family 
History, which has his antecedents badly mixed. His father 
was John Granville Kimball the son of David, the fifth child of 
Jonathan KimbalF, page 367 of the Family History, where Da- 
vid and John G. are said to have been brothers. The proper 
corrections are made on page 108 of the News, and on page 126 
four additions to the family of John Granville Kimball may be 

Our Granville Kimball has seen a good deal of the world, 
as stated on pag-e 222 of Vol. I. He was a lieutenant and 
chief eng-ineer on the steamer Leonidas which was designed as 
part of the fleet to make an attack upon Spair., and was prevent- 
ed only by the capture of Santiag-o. 

After the Spanish War Granville Kinjball returned to Chi- 
cag-o and early in the present season was commissioned to pro- 
ceed to Philadelphia and take from the League Island navy yard 
the United States Steam Ship Dorothea around the coast, up 
the St. Lawrence river, through the lakes to Chicag-o where the 
vessel is to be used as a training ship for the Illinois naval 
militia. This trip of 2,700 miles was safely made and on June 6, 
the Dorothea anchored in the Chicago harbor. 

This was clearly a g-reat day for the western metropc-lis. The 
Inter Ocean g-ave a three column engraving- of the vessel, and 
half tone portraits of Lieutenant Commander Kimball and three 
other officers, and there were columns of comments and descript- 
ive writings. The News condenses the following extracts : 

After a trip of 2,700 miles from the League Island Navy 
yard at Philadelphia to Chicago the officers and crew heaved a 
sigh of relief when the cry of "All fast, sir," announced that the 
responsibilities of bringing the vessel by the sea and lakes to 
Chicago were over. At the same time there was not a man 

June, July and Auofust 1901. 287 

aboard ship who was traitor enoug-h to the stanch little craft to 
say that he was sorry that the journey was at an end. 

There was certainly never a prouder crew than the one which 
mans the Dorothea. There has been but one vessel on the g-reat 
lakes which has approached the class of the new training- ship, 
the Comanche, formerl}^ owned by Mark Hanna. This vessel 
rode the waters of the Chicago harbor at the time of the World's 

The officers' quarters are eleg-ant and the accommodations 
for the seamen and petty officers all that could be desired. Fur- 
thermore, the prettily carved iig-urehead of Dorothea at the bow 
has captured the hearts of all the boys, and some are accused of 
hang-ing- by their heels from the bow to g"et a better look 'at her. 

The United States steam yacht Dorothea was built by Messrs. 
Cramps & Son of Philadephia for private use, but about time of 
the breaking out of the Spanish-American war the promoter died, 
and the United States government boug-ht the unfinished craft 
and had her completed tor a torpedo-boat destroyer and for patrol 
duty. She proved very efficient as a patrol boat off the coast of 

Last spring- she was refitted and made ready for the Philip- 
pine service, but it was found that her coal capacity (ninety tons) 
was too small for the long- trip, and another vessel was sent in 
her place. 

When the state of Illinois asked for a training- ship for her 
naval militia the g-overnment decided on the Dorothea. On May 
11 the ship was turned over to a crew of Illinois naval militiamen, 
under the command of Lieutenant B. R. T. Collins. Mrs 
Granville Kimball was the first woman to make a trip on the 
boat after it was transferred to the Illinois Naval militia. 

Detective Kimball of the Pinkerton force was one of the 
men who discovered the man Winters who robbed the San Fran- 
cisco Smelting- Works of about $300,000 worth of g-old bars and 
sunk them in the bay. Who is he? 

A new heating- system has been installed for the seminary 
building-s at the Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass. The 
Townsman of July 28, says : 

The system will be installed by the trustees' employees, 
under the supervision of the eng-ineer, R. D. Kimball of Boston, 
whose son, D. D. Kimball, will have direct charg-e of the work. 
The preliminary surveys are being- made by another son, J. 
W. Kimball. 


Kimball Familv News, 

of Topeka, Kansas. 

Opposite pag-e 159 of the Family History there may be seen 
a full pag-e illustration showing- live g-enerations of Kimballs, of 
which that of Capt. F. M. Kimball is the fourth. The above 
portrait is of a later date, but shows no sig-ns of increased ag-e. 
A comprehensive sketch of his life may be found on pag-es 851 to 
854. Capt. Kimball has taken an active interest in the News 
from its inception and has g-iven it liberal support. He is also 
deeply interested in every effort to increase our knowledg-e of 
the family history, and is secretary of the Kimball Historical So- 
citey whose first main purpose is to raise a fund to send Prof. 
Sharpies to Eng-land to make further investig-ations, and to him 
should be addressed all applications for membership. Lieuten- 
ant-Governor Charles Dean Kimball of Providence, R. I , is pres- 
ident and Otis Kimball of Boston, Treasurer The following- 
mention of Capt. Kimball is taken from a late issue of the Tope- 
ka Commercial Club News. 

The officers and directors of the Aetna, however, are men 
who would make a model of any financial institution. Byron 
Roberts, who was for sixteen years cashier of the Bank of Tope- 
ka, and at one time county treasurer, is president and treasurer, 
A. B. Quinton is vice president and attorney and F. M. Kimball 
is secretary. They and J. V. Carter, and J. M. Steel of Empo- 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 289 

ria form the board of directors. They are broad-minded, consci- 
entious business men whose administration of the affairs of the 
Aetna guarantees that the association will invariably carry out 
its promises to the letter. They conduct the affairs of the 
association with the strictest economy and take just pride in earn- 
ing- the admiration of all their shareholders. All the officers 
have been connected with the Aetna almost from its inception. 
Secretary Kimball, however, who was formerly with a prominent 
association in Missouri, coming- here in 1892 and taking- :harg-e 
of its affairs six months after the org-anization. Capt Kimball, 
as he is familiarly known, having- served at the head of a com- 
pany throug-h the civil war, is enthusiastic over the association's 
future, and well may be in the lig-ht of its accomplishments in 
the past. 


City papers have announced the following: 

Several hundred invitations have been issued for the 
wedding- of Miss Helen B. Kimball and Mr. Joseph J. 
Morseman at the Kenwood Evang-elical Church on Tuesday 
evening- Sept. 3. and the reception which will follow the 
ceremony at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Eu- 
g-ene S. Kimball of 4706 Woodlawn avenue, will also be 
elaborate. Miss Ruth Kimball will act as her sister's 
maid of honor, and the four bridemaids will be Miss Edith 
Young-, Miss Dora Schmitt, and Miss Gussie and Miss 
Emma Lantz of Buffalo, the latter two arriving in the city to- 
day. Mr. Frank Morseman, brother of the g-room, will be best 
man, and Mr. Robert Ritchie, Mr. Robert Morseman, and 
Mr. Frank C. Smith, ushers. 

Miss Young- will g-ive a luncheon for Miss Kimball on 
Thursday of next week, and Miss Schmitt will give a lunch- 
eon on Saturday, followed by a matinee party. On Fri- 
day evening the ushers will give a theater party. 

Eugene S. Kimball is not mentioned in the Family History. 
On page 183 of the Nkws for 1898 mention was made of the 
death of his son Eugene B. which occured in Chicago Oct. 17, 
1898. The young man had enlisted in the war in behalf of Cuba. 
Although very ill he started for home after the capture of San- 
tiago, and was able to reach Chicago, and might have recovered, 
but he insisted upon marching through the city with his regi- 
ment, and this ambitious effort probably caused the relapse that 
resulted in his death. He was a youth greatly beloved, in whom 
were centered high hopes. He died in his fathers arms. The 
Nkws wishes much happiness to the sister of this patriotic 
brother. The Nkws would like more of the record of this family. 

290 Kimball Family News, 


Mrs. Sarah Ordwaj Kimball died at the home of her 
son Newton A. Kimball in Danville, 111. on Wednesday 
Aug-ust 21 1901. 

She was nearly 92 years old, having- been born in Hopkin- 
ton, N. H. Nov. 16, 1809. the eldest daug-hter of Eben and 
Eunice (Mosher) Ordway. She was the mother of three 
sons all of whom are still living-, the editor of the Kim- 
ball Family Nkws, Newton with whom she lived in Dan- 
ville, 111 and Nelson F. of Weiser, Idaho, late Department 
Commander G. A. R. of that state. (Family History pag-e 
902., Family News, February 1899.) 

Our mother was a woman of sterling- character. 
Without the advantag-es of a high education, she was a 
woman of influence in her community. She was the eldest 
daug-hter in a larg-e family and much of the care of the young-er 
brothers and sisters devolved upon her. Her life was one of 
strong- moral purpose. In childhood she lived an active out of 
door life, walking-, rowing- and climbing-. Tbe result was a 
physical developement that carried her throug-h life without 
disease or sickness. She passed away at the end as one 
falls into a quiet sleep A few years ag-o the family reunions 
in Danville, descendants of John Kimball often numbered twenty 
to thirty persons. Now they would scarcely reach half a score. 

The Family History tells of the many descendants of 
Richard Kimball who moved at an early day up the valley 
of the Merrimac river into southern New Hampshire, thence 
still further northward, from whence so many moved to 
the then far west — those who settled in Elg'in, 111., and 
others in Ohio many of whom in their descendants are still 
unknown. John Kimball had moved to tbe northern settle- 
ments of New Hampshire, and here his son Gilbert H. 
Kimball was living-, or at least here was his home when 
he married Sarah Ordway on his nineteenth birthday. May 
5, 1835. She was six years his senior. On this occasion 
his venerable g-randfather. Deacon Benjamin Fowler, ( See 
History of Sutton, N. H. ) congratulated him on his g-ood 
sense in selecting- a woman old enoug-h to take care of him. 
They were working- people. He had become an expert weav- 
er of fine carpets when only hand work prevailed and she 
had worked in the cottoui. mills of Ivowell. They continued 
this work until they were able to pay for the old farm at 
foot of Cardig-an mountain in Orange. 

In 1857 they moved to Illinois where others of the family 
had g-one, and a year later they settled in Danville. The 
husband and father died Feb. 21, 1888, ^from an accidental 
fall • throuirh an elevator. 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 291 

In the "Annals of Iowa" a short sketch of the life of Thom- 
as Kimball is ^iven. On page 739, Family History the date of 
his birth is g-iven and the fact of his residence in Iowa, and his 
marriag-e with Caroline Shearer. We have no further knowl- 
edg-e as to his family, and more information is solicited. It is 
quite clear that he became a prominent citizen of his adopted 

Thomas Kimball was born at East North Andover, 
Mass., January 20, 1846; he died at La Moille, Marshall 
county, Iowa, May 30, 1901. Mr Kimball settled in La 
Moille in 1869, and entered into active business as a g'en- 
eral merchant and dealer in lumber, coal and live stock. 
His capital at the start was only $600, his saving- at the 
end of live years of hard work in a Boston machine shop. 
His business in Marshall county became at once, and con- 
tinued until his death, to be very prosperous. At the elec- 
tion of 1899 he was chosen to the Iowa house of represen- 
tatives for the current term, and served during- the session 
of 1900. He stood hig-h in the confidence of the people, 
and it is the best evidence of this g-eneral regard to say, 
that he was elected without opposition. His health had 
been gradually declining since a severe attack of pneumonia 
in 1896. 


Now that the summer season is about over it is expect- 
ed there will be a revival of interest in the effort to raise 
funds to send Prof. Sharpies to England to further pro- 
mote our knowledge of more ancient family history. The 
scheme was started early in the spring by the organization 
of a Family Historical Society with a membership fee of 
$2.00. Lieut.-Gov. Charles Dean Kimball of Providence, 
R. I. was made President, with Roy T. Kimball of San 
Francisco as vice president, Capt. F. M. Kimball of Tope- 

ka as Secretary and Otis -Kimball of Boston as Treasurer. 

Contributions were solicited and a very considerable num- 
ber of pledges w^ere made amounting to nearly one half 
the lowest sum of $500 named as the amount necessary 
for a beginning. A further subscription of $100 was made 
conditional upon the raising of the $500. Those willing to 
unite in this effort should write to the secretary, F. M. 
Kimball, Topeka, Kansas/ giving their address and naming 
the amount of their proposed contributions above the regul- 
ar^ $2.00 fee. See portraits of President and Secretary in 
this issue. 


Kimball Fcimilv News, 



Charles Dean Kimball (Hist. p. Hi4) first g-ained wide no- 
toriety while a member of the House of Representatives in 1899, 
by an honorable but unusual act recorded in the Family News 
pag-e 309. This broug-ht him an unsought and undesired nomi- 
nation for mayor of Providence. He was not elected, and he 
was then nominated for Lieutenant-Governor of the state and 
elected. He now lills that office. See also next pag-e of this 

. June, July a nd Augusi 1901. 293 


Edward P. Kimball is one of tlie directors of the First Na- 
tional bank, Maiden, Mass. 

William H. Kimball of Boston has taken out a patent for a 
hat holder. He now needs to have an eye out for patent 

C. Henry Kimball, 99 Haverhill street, Boston, is treasurer 
of a company handling- a patent lig"ht said to be a remarkable 

The Rev. Thomas R. Kimball, who has been pastor of St. 
John's Episcopal church at Duxbury for several years, has ac- 
cepted a call to an Episcopal church in Somerville. 

Reg-rets that the News editor could not attend the Picnic 
and Fishfrv, g-iven by the pupils or the Kimball Bend school, at 
Kimball's Bend, Texas, May 16, 1901, closing- the school year. 

Willis G. C. Kimball, Jr. is one member of the Sons of the 
American Revolution at Concord, N. H., who have received from 
the National Society medals and diplomas voted to those serving- 
in the Spanish- American war. He belong-s to one part of the 
family that remained in New Hampshire while another part 
went to Manhattan in the earliest Kansas strug-g-le. 

A Guthrie, Okla., correspondent says that a lineu shower 
was g-iven recently at the residence of Gov. Barnes rri honor of 
Miss Zoe Kimball and that manv fine linen patternis: were pre- 
sented. Invitations hid been issued for her W;edding' with 
Charles E. Billing-sley, June 25. A number of ladies from out- 
side towns, including- St. Joseph and St. Louis were present and 
the affair is said to have been one that society delig-hts to honor. 

At the 133d commencment of Brown University, Providence, 
R. L, June 19, Lt. Gov. Kimball made one of the several very 
notable addresses that honored that occasion. He spoke in be 
half of the state between which and the university there have 
always been the most harmonious relations. The state is proud 
of the university and well it may be as one of the g-reat educa- 
tional institutions of the country. And the university is just as 
proud of the state. Lieut. Gov. Kimball recog-nizes that the 
broadest education of the people is the states bestsafeg-uard. It 
may be added that Gen. Francis James Lippitt of Washing-ton, 
DC; the oldest g-raduate of the university was present and 
made a felicitous address. He was of the class of 1830, and is 
the sole survivor of those who stood by Gen. Lafayette's grave 
at his burial. 

294 , Kimball Family News, 


Pag-e 344.— Of the eleven children of Geo. W. Kimball, eight 
are recorded in the Fam. Hist, as having- died. Six of these 
are said to have married, but no children are mentioned. 
The joung-est daug-hter, Ariadne I>. born May 29, 1828, mar- 
ried, 1st Dyer D. Bullock of Sacremento, Cal. and'2nd DecJ 
7, 1875, Capt. Seth Webb, of Winterport, Me. Her father's 
family lived on Kimball Island in that state. It seems that 
she was the mother of children, of which the History makes 
no mention. The following- sketch is from Zoin's Herald: 
Mrs. Ariadne Kimball, wife of Capt. Seth Webb, of 
South Deer Isle, Me., died at her residence, Nov. 8, 1895. 
She had been in poor health for several years. A few weeks 
ag-o she went to Kittery to visit ,,|ipr daug-hter, and contract-^ 
ed a severe cold which settled on her already diseased lung-s, 
and she passed away after little more than a week's illness. 
Mrs. Webb was a most exemplary woman in ever}^ depart- 

t ment of life — as a loving- and kind mother to her own and a 
larg-e family of step-children; as a faithful wife, a kind 
neig-hbor, and an earnest Christian worker. Not only her 
immediate family, but the \t^hole community, feel their loss 
most deeply. 

She was superintendent of the Sunday-School and teach- 
er of the Bible class, and had aided larg-ely in the repairs 
upon the church, being- particularly interested in "raising- 
money for the new stained-glass windows which were added 
a few years ago. She was also president of the W. .0. T. U. 
The funeral was at the M. p. Church, Rev. E. W,,Belcher 
officiatfjig. TheW. C. ,T. U. of South Deer Isle and that 
of Green's Landing, with the Sunday-school, attended in a 
body with badges of mourning. There were many beauti- 
ful floral tokens from friends. 

A short time before her death she told her husband she 
was ready to go at any time, but for his sake she was wil- 
ling to live. He feels his loss very deeply, and the friends 
have the sympathy of all, for all who knew her mourn their 

Hist, page 560.— Anna Elizabeth, widow of James Kimball, died 
Dec. 27, 1896, at jthe residence of her son-in-law. Dr. Fred^ 
erick W. Johnson, 167 Newbury St., Boston. Her maiden 
name was Eames, and not Ames as found in the History. 
Her ancestor, Benjamin Eames fought at Bunker Hill. Dr. 
Johnson is now deceased. 

Page 649. — Deacon Francis F. Kimball one of the oldest dry 
" goods merchants of Nashua, N. H., died there of heart fail- 
ure, Nov. 2, 1896. He was a native of Lyne, N. H. He 
married Elizabeth Lewis in 1850. The newspaper clipping 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 295 

g-iving- this information notes that he left a widow and two 
children, Frank L. and Mrs. Fanny P. Moody. The Fam. 
Hist, g-ives Frank Lewis as the only surviving- child. He 
was born Apr. 14, 1857, and married Fanny P. Moody in 
1879. The Lewis History mentions their child Bessie, born 
Apr. 14, 1884. Two other children of Dea. Kimball, Clara, 
born Nashua Dec 8, 1854, died Au^. 28, 1858, and Mary 
Lillian, born Mar. 16, 1869, died, Dec. 3, 1880. 

Pag-e 682— Wills Kimball died at Somerville, Mass., July 27, 
1897, ag-ed 85 years. He was the son of Elisha Kimball of 
Lebanon N. H. and a brother of Joseph Henry Kimball of 
Sunbury Ohio, whose death is mentioned on another pag-e. 
These families are descended from Joseph Kimball who was 
a soldier at Ticonderog-a in 1776, and who went from Con- 
necticut toPlainfield N. H., in, 1764. RoUin H. Kimball, 
of Garfield Ga. belong-ed to this family. See sketch of his 
life in last issue of the News. Also interesting- Articles pp. 
153-4-5, and 177-8, Vol. 1 Fam. News, and letter from Mrs. 
J. H. Kimball on Lebanon N. H., pag-e 380. 

Fag^e 1114.— From a Woburn dispatch, Sept. 14, 1892. 

Georg;e W. , Kimball, a prominent Woburn builder, died last 
nig-ht of neuralg-ia of the heart at his residence on Garfield 
avenue. Mr. Kimball was born in Wells, Me., in 1826, and 
there he passed his early y6Uth. Arriving- in Woburn, he 
learned the carpenter trade, and then established himself in 
business. He married Miss Maria Melvin of Concord. Mr. 
Kimball was a veteran of the late war, having- enlisted in 
the 5th reg-iment, Massachusetts volunteers. He was a 
member of post 161, G. A. R., and was for many years iden- 
i. , tified with the local Cong^reg-ational Church. A widow, two 
sons — Georg-e E. and James M. — and a daug^hter — Mrs. Clara 
Stetson— survive. 

It will be notiped that above is far more complete than 
the record in the; lajn. History, and that it varies in some 
respects. , , ' 

The Sons of the American Revolution some years ag-o 
erected a monument in the Old Fort Cemetery at East Concord 
N. H. This g-ranite monolith has inscribed upon the tablet, 
the names of thirteen revolutionary soldiers, and among- them 
those of Reuben Kimball, No. 240, p. 164 Fam. Hist, also News 
Vol. 1, p. 74; Mellen Kimball, Hist. p. 309; also Moses Eastman 
who married Elizabeth Kimball, Kimball Hist. p. 89, Fam. 
News April 1899, p. 258, for their eleven children, and p. 78 
Eastman History. One of these thirteen soldiers, Joshua 
Thompson was an aide to Gen. Lafayette. 

296 Kimball Family News, 


Zions Herald of Boston contained a sketch of Nancy Kim 
ball Virgin at the time of her death in 1890, referred to in th( 
Family History page 378. It seems she was the mother of live 
children, a fact not mentioned in the Histor3\ 
The Herald says: — 

Nancy Kimball Virgin, daughter of Asa and Phebe Kimball, 
was born in October 1799, and died August 17, 1890. 

She became the wife of Porter Kimball, April 30, 1819, and 
together they walked life's journey until June 1851, when Broth- 
er Kimball was called home to heaven. Five children were 
given them, two of whom survive her. She, with her husband, 
united with the M. E. Church in Rumford, Me., about seventy 
years ago. Sister K, was noted for her piety. Her walk was 
close to God, her trust was in her Redeemer, and her life was 
above reproach. After walking with God seventy years, "she 
was not, for God took her." Late in life she was married to 
Hon. Peter C. Virgin. After his decease she found a home with 
her daughter, Mrs. Monroe, of Cambridge, Mass , where she 
died. Her remains were brought to Rumford, and buried in the 
old family lot. 

From the same paper of date t\YO years later, there is the 
following: — (See Hist, page 573.) 

Died, at Plymouth, N. H., May 16, 1892, Mrs. Abigail D. 
Kimball, wife of Mr, John S. Rollins, aged 70 years, 4 months. 
She was born in Holderness, Jan. 18, 1822. 

Her life was spent in this immediate vicinity. Her father 
was the late Samuel Kimball, one of the early, old-fashioned 
Methodists, in whose barn in the early part of this century 
Methodist itinerants held their meetings. Sister Rollins joined 
the church at Plymouth when but fifteen years of age, and was 
always a consistent Christain. A woman of sterling character, 
careful in the instruction of her children, kindly to the poor, 
patient and cheerful, she will be greatly missed in the church 
and community. Besides her husband and several brothers and 
sisters, she leaves three sons to mourn their loss — C. E. Rollins, 
a publisher in Chicago; F. H. Rollins, a prominent citizen of 
Plymouth; and Rev. J. C. Rollins, late pastor of the Congrega- 
tional Church at Milford, N. H., now of Spokane Falls, Wash* 

A late number of the Boston Transcript contains the follow- 
ing, date of death not given. For sketch of Alfred Kimball 
family see Hist, page 948. 

News has been received at his home in Ipswich ot the sud- 
den death of Jesse Warren Kimball in South America, in the 

June, July and August 1901. 297 

colony of Las Palmas in the Gran Chaco district, about eight 
hundred miles from Buenos Ayres. He was thirty-seven years 
of age and had lived in the South about seventeen years. He 
was the sixth child of the late Alfred and Elizabeth Smith Kim- 
ball, one of the old families of Ipswich, and after completing 
his education went to South America, where his brother George 
had lived for many years, and entered a mercantile life, in 
which he was successful. He visited his old home a year ago 
and remained about ten months, sailing from New York for 
Buenos Ayres in February last. He was unmarried and leaves 
three brothers, George Kimball, Arthur S. Kimball and Fred 
A. Kimball. 


The News, December, 1899, p. 377, mentions several munif- 
icent gifts by W. C. Todd, the son of Betsey (Kimball) and 
Ebenezer Todd. His home is in Atkinson. N. H. He is 71 years 
old, unmarried. The Boston Herald of March 12, 1901, says: 

The Anna Jugues Hospital, of Newburyport, which, for 
some years has beenseriously cramped for room, will have a new 
and commodious structure through the munificence of the Hon. 
William C. Todd, who has shown a marked public spirit in his 
gifts of reading rooms to Newburyport and Boston. 

The trustees today received from Mr. Todd a letter in which 
he makes the offer of $50,000 for a new building and also offers 
as a gift a sightly and commodious site valued at $5000 on the 
corner of High and Toppan streets. 

The trustees, in acknowledging the gift, state that the dif- 
ficulty of providing better accommodations has long perplexed 
them, and that no gift would have been more generally and 
deeply appreciated than this. The gift will be used solely for 
the erection of a new building. 

In its issue of June 16, the Herald has the following, re- 
garding another of his generous gifts: 

Connected with the Public Library, with its 40,000 volumes, 
is a free public readin'g room, the first one established in the 
United States, where all the principal newspapers of the United 
States and all the chief magazines of the country and England 
and several 'English n^^^spapers are on file for all readers. This 
reading room was established tlirough the liberality of William 
C. Todd, who hi s contribttted $15,000 for its maintenance. 

Mr. Clifford Kimball of Walnut street, Newton ville, Mass., 
has gone to Honolulu in the interests of a Boston company. 

298 Kimball Family News, 

The members of the Kimball family, have, in the state- 
ments of Prof's Morrison and Sharpies at the beg-inning- of tlie 
Family History, a good illustration of the time and patience re- 
quired, even by trained g-enealog-ists, to trace out a line of de- 
scent. Both male and female Kimballs, have, almost invariably, 
married into families of another name, and no doubt all would 
be g"lad to know the ancestry of their better or worser half, and 
in many cases it is easy to find them, in the numerous family 
histories already published. Where no history of the name in 
question is to be found, the problem, to one unacquainted with 
the usual methods of g-enealogical research, seems impossible of 
solution, and to most, the expense attending- the research would 
deter them from making- the attempt. We all know there is no 
such thing- as "a long- line of ancestry." One's ancestry can- 
not be represented b^ a link, but by an inverted pyramid. We 
each have two parents, four g-randparents, eig-ht g-reat-g-rand- 
parents, sixteen 2nd g-reat-g-randparents, thirty-two 3rd g-reat- 
g-randparents, sixty-four 4th g-reat-g-randparents, 128 5th g-reat- 
g-randparents, the 7th g-eneration from the descendant, and so 
on, the number of prog-enitors increasing- as we count backward 
in a g-eometrical prog-ression whose ratio is two, as the mathe- 
maticians say, because each individual descendant and ancestor, 
male or female, must have two parents, male and feinale. Now 
the most of us who are in the 8th g-eneration from Richard Kim- 
bair the emig-rant, are content to know our lineal fore-parents, 
male and female, from him to ourselves, and as we must draw 
the line somewhere, to ignore the other 63 5th great-g-randfath- 
ers and 63 5th great grandmothers, the 31 4th great-grandfath- 
ers and 31 4th great-grandmothers, the 15 3rd great-grandfath- 
ers and 15 3rd great-grandmothers, the 7 2nd great-grandfath- 
ers and the 7 2nd great-grandmothers. Many of us have the 
pleasure of knowing our maternal line of descent from the first 
Emigrant, and value it as highly as the paternal line. Now to 
encourage those who would like to know of their ancestors in 
this country, let me tell (in the first person , how, at a total cost 
of 29 cents (which was for postage) by correspondence carried 
on between California and Vermont; inside of two years an an- 
cestor was run to earth, where he had laid undreamed of since 
1677. My wife's maiden name was Bruce, and no record or tra- 
dition of the family was extant, farther back than her great- 
grandfather, Asa Bruce, who lived in Vermont, and served in 
the Vermont troops as sergeant in the Revolutionary War. Her 
father Samuel Bennett Bruce (who died Waukegan, 111., Feb. 
28, 1901, age 82 years 5 months) often sat on the knee of his 
grandfather when a boy, and listened to his stories of that war. 
Notice the trifling circumstance that started the hunt for an an- 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 299 

pestor. In the montli of February! 1898, father Bruce sent a 
clipping- from a Chicag-o paper, rioting- the death at Philadelphia, 
Pa., of Kli Mansfield Bruce, saying- he wondered if he was any 
kin of the Rev. Mansfield Bruce who wrote a letter his father 
Joshua Bruce in 1838, which he also ericlosed. That letter was 
a wonderful compositiori by the way, being a fervid exhortation 
to his cousin Joshua to seek salvation, every sentence of the 
whole four foolscap pag-es containing- a quotation from the Bible. 
Just here the thoug-ht came to us, that, from that letter we 
might be able to find, in some way, a member of the Bruce fam- 
ily in Vermont that would know who was the father of Asa 
Bruce, not thinking- at that time of g-oing^ any further back. 
Noting- that the Rev. Mansfield Bruce wrote from Wilming-ton, 
Vtp^I wrote t^(^ the postmaster of that place, asking him to 
please put me in communication with a descendant of the Rev. 
M. B. who lived there in 1838. In about a, month I rec'd a Pos- 
tal from Mr. I. O. T. Smith of Brattleboro, Vt. saying my letter 
to the P. M of Wilmington had been fowarded to him, as he 
was a grandson of the Rev. M. B., but knowing very little of his 
Bruce relatives, he would send me the address of his Uncle Mr. 
T. W. Bruce of Brattleboro, Vt. I wrote to him at once, giving 
what data I had, and requesting a^l the information he could 
give! "of the family. In about two months I rec'd a long letter 
from him, with one enclosed from Mr. Wm. T. Bruce of New- 
fane, Vt. which gave these fafe; In JMrie 1776, Artemas Bruce 
elme from 'Westboro, Mass. i^h'd^^^oiig^it tli^^ farm where his 
great-grandson Wm. T. Bruce no\v lives, femoving there with 
his wife and three sons, Elijah, Asa, and Ephraim. The names 
of Elijah's 13 ch'dn, with dates of b. m. d. The names of Asa's 
10 €h'dn. and d^tes, and Ephraim's 6 ch'dn. and dates. Then 
the names and dates of all their ch'dh. and grand <:h'dn. giving 
the line of descent of T. W. B. Wm. T. B. and EH Mansfield B. 
the son of the Rev. M. B. Here was a wealth of information 
and a great many cousins living in Vermont never before heard 
of. Now, to trace Artemas back to Westboro, Mass. a letter 
was written to the P. M; of that place, but brought no reply, a 
second letter had no better result, and we began to fear the trail 
was lost: The following summer a niece of T. W. Bruce, living 
in Phila. came to Brattleboro on a visit, and becoming interested 
iia^the hunt for an ancestor, went to Westboro, Mass. before her 
rfeturn home,^nd upon searching the records of the Town Clerk 
there, found the following facts: Abijah Bruce, b. Marlborough, 
Mass. Nov. 27, 1693, m. Mary Woods, had 8 ch'dn, their names, 
dates of b. bap. m. and d., the 7th child being Artemas, who re- 
moved to Newfane, Vt in 1776. Abijah Bruce was one of a 
little band of men in Westboro, Mass. who, in 1729 asseriibled 
to incorporate a church, and a diagram of the church is pre-; 

300 Kimball Family Kews, 

served there in the Couiity clerk's office, with the square pews, 
in one of which is the name of Abijah Bruce. Having- g-ot thus 
far, Savag-e's Genealog-ical Dictionary of Karly Settlers of New 
Engfland says; Peter Bruce of Haverhill, Mass. in 1677, had son 
Rog-er2. The names of Roger's 10 ch'dn, and dates of b; are 
g-iven, the 2nd child being- Abijah^ of Marlboro, afterwards 
Westboro, Mass. So we have the lineal line.of desent as follows. 

Peter Brucei of Haverhill, 167T. 
Kog-er Bruce-. 
Abijah Bruce*^. 

Artemas Bruce^. . 

Asa Bruce''. 
Joshua Bruce^. 
Samuel Bennett Bruce''. 
Alma (Bruce) KimbatR . 
All above As^', with several hundred names and dates in the 
collateral branches, as well as many interesting- biog-raphical 
sketches; enoug-h to make a g-ood sized book, have been broug-ht 
to lig-ht and placed in order. J. HoyT Kimball, 

No. 914 Castro St., ' 

Oakland, Cal. 

_ The Boston Elevated railroad is the pride of the old town. 
The Herald of June 11, says: 

The successful running- of the Klevated yesterday was a 
richly deserved personal triumph of Chief Eng-ineer Georg^e A, 
Kimball. The responsibility of the building of the road has 
rested on Mr. Kimball's shoulders, and after several years of 
planning and directing, the completed structure/is but the re- 
production of the mental conception so long existent in the en- 
gineer's mind. 

Edward R. Kimball, after serving for 12 years as superin- 
tendent of the Dudley street Baptist Sunday school, Roxbury, 
Mass., declined to serve longer. A paper of October, 1898 has 
this notice of the marriage of E- R. Kimball, ir.: — 

Miss Mabel C. Bayer and Edward R. Kimball, Jr., were 
married at the Dudley street Baptist church by the Rev. A. S. 
Gumbart, D. Dl, pastor. Miss Bayer was attended by Miss 
Emma A. Stubbs of Strong, Me.» and Miss Lilliag E. Kimball, 
sister of the groom. Miss Mollie G. Ellis, Miss Alice M. Wade, 
and Miss Alice R. Lancaster were bridemaids. A reception 
was held at the home of the bride's parents, 85 Moreland street. 
Mr. and Mrs. Kimball will be at home Wednesday evenings, 
Nov. 11, and Dec. 2, at 85 Moreland street. See Family History 
page 1123. 

June, July and August 1901. 301 


In printing- his portrait the Salt Lake City News says : 
Many old citizens of Salt Lake will recog-nize at a g-lance 
the once familiar features of Heber P. Kimball in the accom- 
panying- picture. He was the fifth child and third son of President 
Heber C Kimball, and during- all his life, the g-reater part of 
which was passed in Utah, he was one of the prominent citizens 
and most active business men of the community. He was born 
in Kirtland, Ohio, on June 1st, 1835, and was but 12 years old 
when he arrived in Utah. He bore a full share of all the hard- 
ship sustained by the people during- the early settlement of this 
State. He took part in resisting- the invasion of Johnston s army, 
and was a leading- spirit in protecting- many of our settlements 
from hostile Indians. He was noted for his absolute fearless- 
ness, and in the many campaig-ns in which he took an active 
part, his conduct was that of a natural leader. He took a strong- 
interest in military affairs, and bore the rank of Colonel in the 
Territorial militia. The later years of his life were devoted 
mainly to stock raising-, and he spent a g-ood share of his time 
upon his ranch, thoug-h his home was always made in the 
Eig-hteenth ward of this city. His wife, Phoebe T. Kimball, 
survives him. His death occured on Feb. 8th, 1885. 

When the Nkws was started, it was larg-ely taken by those 
who possessed the Family History. At present probably less 
than half its reg-ular readers possess that work, and very many 
of them are not at all familiar with the orig-in of the family in 
the United States. Many of them are wandering- among- tra- 
ditions of one kind or another. The Nkws recently received a 
letter from a member who wrote that he did not belong- to the 
News branch. He then informed us that two brothers came 
over from Eng-land, long-, long-, ag-o; that one of them was killed 
by the Indians, and that the other moved west with the g-rowth 
of the country, and that the New Eng-land Kimballs, and those 
who had come to the west in late years were mostly, if not en- 
tirely of a different family. His branch is not represented in 
the History, but as he happened to g-ive us a key by naming- an 
ancestor and his wife, the News was able, much to his surprise, 
to connect his whole line, and so convince him that there is 
really a family unity of which he was ig-norant. It will be well 
for the News some day to g-ive a brief review of the early family 
history of Richard the immigrant and his more immediate de- 
scendants practically as it is g-iven in the history. 

If the attempt to raise a fund to meet the expense of further 
investig-ation in Eng-land is successful it may be possible to add 
much new and interesting- matter. 

302 Kimball Family News, 


Fred Greer Kimball of Manhattan, Kansas, who was 
sent by the Post OfBce department in 1899 to St. Mich- 
aels, Alaska, to take charg-e of the postal service in that 
far away land of seals and ice and gold has been granted a va- 
cation and has spent a part of the summer "in the states." His 
work in the north has been very arduous, necessitating- terrible 
exposure to cold and dang-er. While the season is closed for 
months at a time to all ordinary means for the transporration of 
the mails, he has reduced delays to a minimum by defying the 
ice and cold of the most inclement season. This work has been 
fully appreciated by the government. In the bound volume of 
the News for 1898-99, pag-es 330, 341 and 374 may be found let- 
ters from his pen and mention of his promotion. See Family 
History pag-e 940 for Fred Greer (not Green) Kimball. 

Mrs. Sarah Bertha [Kimball] Dickens of Manhattan 
Kansas, became the mother of a daughter a few weeks ago. 
The News heard of the event only incidentally. The father, 
Albert Dickens, is a professor in tte State Agricultural Colleg-e, 
in which Mrs. Dickens was formerly employed as artist. She is 
a sister of Fred Greer Kimball, in the postal service in Alaska, 
of whose visit to the old home mention is made elsewhere. 
Manhattan is only fifty miles from the News office, but it is as- 
sumed that the father professor and the artist mother have been 
too happy and too absorbed in the little one to communicate 
with the News. But it would seem that the g-randfather Rich- 
ard or the grandmother Elizabeth mig-ht have done so. 


This issue of the News is delayed leyond all precedent, 
owing- to a combination of circumstances— sickness, removal and 
delay in receiving certain copy wanted. It has furnished evi- 
dence that the thing- is missed and not all inquiries have been 
answered for which negligence may pardon be g-ranted. The 
four remaining numbers will be speedily issued and further 
deponent saith not. 

The home of the Family News has been moved. It had 
not occupied its old quarters for sixteen years, as its operative 
force has done, as its years are only four. Its present home is a 
two story brick and stone building recently purchased by its 
publisher who occupies it exclusively. 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 303 


From a volume published in 1887 entitled "Biographi- 
cal Annals of the Civil Government of the United States" 
we take the three following- sketches. The Family History 
makes no mention of Alanson Kimball the member of Con- 
g-ress from Wisconsin. It seems that he belong-ed to one of 
the Maine branches of the family which is so larg-ely 
wanting- in detailed information. On another pag-e of this 
issue of the News further mention is made of James Put- 
man Kimball, and we often have occasion to mention Gen. 
Sumner I. Kimball who is still at the head of the Life Saving" 

Kimball, Alanson M.; was born in Buxton, York 
County, Maine, March 12, 1827; received a common school 
and academic education; removed to the State of Wiscon- 
sin, and there became a member of the Legislature in 
1863 and 1864; was by occupation a merchant; in 1864 was 
elected a Representative from Wisconsin to the Forty- 
fourth Congress. 

Kimball, James Putnam; was born at Salem, Massa- 
chusetts, April 26, 1836; was prepared for colleg-e at the 
Salem Hig-h School, and afterwards attended successively 
Harvard University, the University of Friedrich Wilhelm, 
at Berlin, Germany, Georg-e i.\ug-usta University, at Goet- 
ting-en, and the School of Mines, at Freiberg-, Saxony; in 
1857 received from Georg-e Aug-usta University the deg-rees 
of A. M. and Ph. D.; returned from Europe in 1859, and 
became associated in the g-eolog-ical survey of the States of 
Wisconsin and Illinois; in 1860 was appointed Professor of 
Chemistry and Economic Geolog-y in the New York State 
Ag-ricultural Colleg-e, at Ovid, New York, now a part of 
Cornell University; in 1861 entered the Union Army as 
Assistant Adjutant-General, with the rank of Captain, and 
was assig-ned to duty as Chief of Staff under General Pat- 
rick; was in all the principal eng-ag-ements participated in 
by the Army of the Potomac until December, 1862, when 
ill-health compelled him to resig-n his commission and re- 
tire to civil life; in 1863 was brevetted Major for g-allant 
conduct; settled in New York City as a g-eolog^ist and min- 
ing- eng-ineer, and rapidly g-ained distinction; in 1873 
accepted the Honorary Professorship of Geolog-y in Lehig-h 
University, at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and took up his 
residence in that place, still continuing- his business relat- 
ions in New York City; became President of the Everett 
Iron Company; in June, 1885, was appointed, by President 
Cleveland, Director of the United States Mints. 

Kimball Sumner I.; was born at Lebanon, ^ Maine, Sep- 

304 Kimball Family News, 

tember 2, 1834; received a classical education, graduating- 
from Bowdoin CoUeg-e in 1885; studied law, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1858; was a Representative in the 
State Leg-islature in 1859; practiced his profession one year 
at North Berwick, Maine, and one year at Boston, Mas- 
sachusetts; in 1861 was appointed a first-class clerk in the 
office of the Second Auditor of the United State Treasury, 
at Washing-ton; was promoted, throug-h the successive 
g-rades, to the post of Chief Clerk, now desig-nated Deputy 
Auditor; in 187i was appointed Chief of the Revenue Ma- 
rine Division, in Secretary's office, in charge of the Reve- 
nue Cutter Service and the Life-Saving- Stations; on the 
erection of the Life-Saving- Service into a separate bureau, 
by aci of Cong-ress, in 1878, was appointed, by the Presi- 
dent, the General Superintendent of that service. 

The following- from the appendix to the Family History 
may be added to the above. (See pag-e 1151 of History.) 

He was appointed b}^ President Grant, April 15, 1872, a 
member of the board of civil service examiners for the 
Treasury Department. He was appointed b}^ President Hayes, 
July 1, 1878, g-eneral superintendent of the life-saving- ser- 
vice. Appointed by President Cleveland, Feb. 25, 1839, del- 
eg-ate on the part of the United States to the Internation- 
al Marine Conference held at Washing-ton in October, 1889. 
Appointed by President Harrison, Oct. 31, 1892, Acting- 
First Comptroller of the Treasury of the United States. Ap- 
pointed by President Harrison, Nov. 3, 1892, Acting" Regis- 
ter of Treasury of the United States. 

"Old Home Week" is g-etting- to be observed with much reg- 
ularity in some of the eastern states, that have sent their sons 
broadcast over the country. New York City has a society of 
Vermont, who belong to an Old Home Week Association. Col. 
Robert J. Kimball was its first secretary and is still an active 
member of its executive committee. Members of these associa- 
tions meet some week in the year in their native state and live 
over again the days of their youth. 


Mary Whittier born March 18, 1703, married Ephraim 
Kimball. She was probably the third in descent from Thomas 
Whittier who came over in the ship Confidence in 1638, Who 
was this Ephraim Kimball? 

June, July imd August 1901. 305 


The f^U-) wing- dispatch is from Parkersburg-, West Virginia, 
by the Associated Press. We are not able to place this member 
of the family. There are two or three branches of the family 
in the two Virginias of whom little is known. More informa- 
tion regarding them is earnestly desired. 

Parkersburg, W. Va., Aug. 10.— The death of Mrs. H. M. 
Kimball of Pennsboro, today removes a unique character in 
the railroad world. She owned and operated the Pennsboro & 
Harrisonvilie railroad, being president, board of directors and 
general manager. Sometimes she entered the cab and ran the en- 
gine. About a month before her death she sold the railroad, which 
is a narrow gauge ten miles long. She was the only woman in 
America owning and operating an entire railroad alone. 

Dr. James Putman Kimball (Hist page 743.) who was di- 
rector of the U. S. mint under President Cleveland and who has 
since held a responsible place as surgeon in the army, in con- 
nection with his sons Russell and Farley, has a large sheep 
ranch — "The Kimball Ranch'' in the Bighorn country, Wyo- 
ming. The boys have charge of it, and the father has been 
spending the summer there. He writes that many years ago, 
the New York Times had an editorial entitled "Are We to be 
Kimballized?" This had reference to the progeny of Heber C. 
Kimball, then so prominent in the Mormon church, whose por- 
trait is given in this number. The Morrison & Sharpies History 
and the Kimball News have shown that there are more Kiniballs 
in the country than the Times editor imagined, and that Bishop 
Heber was not the only pebble on the beach. 

Messrs. Kimball & Storer, Minneapolis, Minn, manufac- 
ture a Pen Copying Letter and Bill Book that is said to be a 
good thing for business men who would keep a copy of their let- 
ters. Leonard Kimball has been in the printing business in 
Minneapolis for a quarter of a century. His father's record, 
Charles Seneca Kimball in page 518 in the History is all wrong, 
and is corrected on page 94 of the NEwsfor May 1898. Leonard's 
num.ber is 1821a and should appear on page 835 of the His- 
tory. It is given on page 123 July News, 1898. 

Lieut. Otis F. Kimball of the Boston police force has been 
promoted to captain and assigned to duty in division 13, He is 
a son of Wills Kimball, [Hist, page 683.] and a nephew of the 
late Joseph Henry Kimball .whose portrait is given on the first 
page of this issue of the News. 

^^(' Kimball Family N-ews, 


The Salt Lake City News also prints a line portrait of 
David P. Kimball with the following- sketch. — 

David Patten Kimball was the fourth son of Heber 
Chase and Vilate Murray Kimball. He was born Aug-. 23, 1839, 
at Nauvoo, and was named after Apostle David Patten, who 
had been killed by a mob a few months previous to his birth. 

In 1857 he married Caroline M., the eldest daug-hter of Thom 
as and Melvina Williams. During- the early days of our settlement 
he took an active part in helping- to subdue the hostile 
Indians, and belong-ed to the noted company of "Minute Men," 
who in time made themselves dreaded by marauding- redskins. 
In the winter of 1856, in company with others, he went out on the 
plains to assist the belated handcart companies, who had been 
snowed in, and he, with two young- men, carried on their backs 
more than 500 of the half frozen emig-rants across the Sweetwater 
river, breaking- the ice before them as they waded the stream. 
On learning- of their achievement. President Young- was 
g-reatly affected and said "Those men have earned their 
salvation." In the spring- of 1863 he filled a mission to Lng-land, 
rem.aining- there three years, during- which time he visited the 
g-reater portions of Europe, including- the Paris Exposition of 
1865. In 1868 he was a prominent contractor under President 
Brig-ham Young- uud Joseph Nounann in the building- of the 
Union Pacfic Railroad. In 1869 President Young- called him 
on a mission to preside over the Bear Lake Stake of Zion, and 
g-ave him the privileg-e of selecting- seveniy-five men to g-o with 
him at the same time- In 1877 he was called on a mission to 
Arizona and several years later he became one of the } residency 
of the St. Joseph Stake, which position he held until the day of 
his death, which took place at St. David, Cochise Co., Arizona, 
Nov. 22nd. 1883. David Kimball was a man of unlimited cour- 
ag-e and hig-h ability. He was always on hand to assist the poor 
and needy. He took a prominent part in all public enterprises 
wherever he lived, and his sound judgment and ability were ac- 
knowledged by all who knew him. His spiritual g-ifts were of a 
rare order, and his own narration of a wonderful experience he 
sustained when, on one occasion, he was lost on the desert sands 
of Arizona, forms one of the most thrilling- episodes among- the 
many narrated in the volumes know as "The Faith Promoting 

The News has information that Otis Hinckley Kimball, of 
Sunbury, Ohio an own cousin of the late Capt. Kimball of Sun- 
bury, Ohio, is seriously ill. He is president of the E^armers' 
Bank, illustrated in the Nkws of March, 1^>99. 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 307 


In Boston March 20, J. Kendricks Kimball. Burial at Man- 
chester, N. H. 

In West Roxburj, Mass., April 24, Kenneth Kimball, 1 yr. 
and 6 ms. old. 

In Cleveland. O., March 29. Mary, wife of Lafayette Kim- 
ball, formerly of Maiden. 

In the Massachusetts General Hospital, April 15, William 
A. E. Kimball, ag-ed 28 years. 

At Mt. Vernon, Me., June 2, 1899, Caroline B., widow of 
Georg-e Moody, Kimball History p. 433. 

In North Cambridge, May 3, Mrs. Albina D. Leavitt, ag-ed 
75 years. Mother of Mrs. E. R. Kimball of Cambridg-e. 

Rev. H. D. Kimball, D. D., of Rock River Conference, well 
known in New Eng-land. is bereaved of his excellent wife. 

The Boston Globe of June 11, notes the death at Portland, 
Me., June 10, of Abbie E. Kimball, formerly of Boston, 66 yrs. 
8 ds. Burial at Rockland. 

At Waltham, Mass., Aug-ustus D, Kimball, at his home 
Jan. 5, 1901, after a long- illness, ag-ed 65 years. He was an old 
resident and a painter by trade. Hist. p. 835. 

The Andover, Mass., Townsman, says that Thomas Kim- 
ball died at his home in Eamvil, Ohio, Memorial day; the deceas- 
ed was born in North Andover about 50 years ag-o and leaves re- 
latives in town. , 

The Daily American, of Lawrence, Mass., says : 

Luanna Kimball, ag-ed 68 5 ears died at 250 Methuen street 
yesterday. Deceased was a native of Wilmot, N. H. The funer- 
al will be held Saturday. Interment in Hardwick, Vt. 

Charles Holland was born in Leeds, Eng-., Jan. 1. 1818, and 
died in West Kennebunk, Me., April 26, 1900. Mr. Holland came 
to this country when a young* man. His first wife was Lydia 
Kimball. One daug-hter was born to them. Mother and daug-hter 
died after a brief sickness in 1859, the daug-hter being- 19 years 
of ag-e. 

Nathaniel Tenney Kimball, a life long- resident of Haverhill, 
died at his home in the Bradford district. May 23, 1901 at the 
age of 62 years and 7 months. He studied for the ministry, but 
after g-raduation from Dartmouth he eng-ag-ed in the grocery 
business, which he conducted for many years. He had held many 
positions of trust, including- that of Selectman, Town Treasurer 
and member of the School Board. He was well known in both 
county and State political circles althoug-h he never held politi- 
cal office- He is survived by a widow. Hist. p. 504. 

308 Kimball Family News, 


Mrs. Catherine Kendall Steele, for more than two g-enerations 
one of the most notable women of southern New Hampshire, at- 
tained her 100th birthday last Sunday. She was born in Am- 
herst N. H., May 12, 1801, the daug-hter of Nathan and Sarah 
Kendall. One of Mrs. Kendall's sisters, Anna Kendrick, mar- 
ried Gen. Benjamin Pierce of Hillboro, and became the mother 
of Franklin Pierce, the 14th President of the United States. 
The intermarriage of the Pierces and McNeils also connected 
Mrs. Steele with another of the most illustrious families of the 
Granite state, one member of which was Gen. John McNeil, the 
redoubtable hero at Chippewa and Lundy's Lane, in the war of 
1812. One of Mrs. Steele's eldest sisters, Lucy Kendall, was the 
wife of the late Isaac Spalding-, the wealthy banker of Nashua. 
Mrs. Spalding- died some years ag-o, at the ag-e of 97. 

Mrs. Steele is a veritable daug-hter of the revolution, the old- 
est now living- in New Hampshire. Her father, though then 
scarcely more than a lad, foug-ht at Bunker Hill in Gen Stark's 
brigade, and afterward became a captain in the continental arm- 
ies. Mrs. Steele is a member of Mathew Thornton chapter, D. 
A. R., of Nashua. Previous to her marriage, Miss. Catherine 
Kendall was a teacher, being connected for some years with the 
schools of Concord, N. H. In the thirties Miss Kendall married 
David Steele, a lawyer of Hillsboro Bridge, residing at Hillsboro 
until 1861. From Hillsboro the Steeles went to Hollis, N. H , 
where Mr. Steele died in 1866 Since that time Mrs. Steele has 
made her home most of the time with a niece, Mrs Charles R. 
Boutwell, formerly of Medford, Ma^^s., and now of Lyndeboro, 
New Hampshire. 

Mrs Steele has been a very remarkable women, alike for alert- 
ness of mind and earnestness of purpose, and she still retains 
these characteristics intact. In every community where she has 
resided she has been a motive power for good, always bearing a 
leading part in reform work of all kinds. In her earlier years 
her energy, activity and wonderful conversational powers gave 
her a potential influence that was widely felt. She is one of the 
most interesting talkers to be anywhere encountered, thoroughly 
informed and intensely interested in all current matters. Her 
natural alertness and flne self-posession are still with her, an 
alertness which never lapses, notwithstandinof her 100 vears. 
Mrs. Steele comes from the sturdy patrician stock of early New 
England, as her refinement of manner and strength of mind 
still fully evince. Her religion is the typical New England 
orthodoxy, and woe to him who should undertake to discuss with 
the bright and aggressive centenarian the "nine points of Cal- 
vin" or the rectitude of the Westminster confession. One of Mrs. 

June, July and August 1901. 309 

Steele's most notable characteristics is her sharpness of repartee, 
a power which she still retains in full vig-or. 

As the centennial anniversary fell on Sunday, the event 
was celebrated yesterday at the home of Miss S. W. Kendall 
of Nashua, a niece of the centenarian. The reception was held 
from 3 to 5 P. M. and was attended by a very larg-e concourse of 
relatives and friends, including- many well known people of Bos- 
ton. Mrs Steele had some reminiscences to relate of nearly 
every one, and no one present seemed mc»re thoroug-hly alive. 
One of Mrs. Steele's reminiscences, which she g-ives in a delight- 
ful way, IS an account of her attendance at the Lafayette recep- 
tion at the capital of the state in twenties, an affair that made a 
great commotion among the elite of those days, and has now be- 
come traditional. She draws a vivid word-picture of the 
"pomp and circumstance" attending that great occasion, and 
her discourse brings sharply to mind the stately customs of those 

Mrs Steele was assisted in receiving by Miss S. Kendall, Mr. 
and Mrs. George Pierce Kimball of Nashua, Mrs. Charles R. Bout- 
well of Lyndeboro, Dr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Kimball of Boston, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Baker of Nashua. 

The assemblage of relatives includes four generations, and 
included among the visitors were many of the most prominent 
people of the state, officials, ex-officials, professional men, educa- 
tors, etc. 

Among the out-of-town guests present were: 

Ex-Gov and Mrs. John B. Smith, Hillsborough Bridge: 
Solomon McNeil, Lowell; Mr. and Mrs. George A Whiting, 
Lexington, Mass.; Mrs George F. Lawton, Lowell; Mrs. Nathan 
B. Boutwell, Cambridge, Mass,; Mrs. G. W. Nichols, Miss 
Kate Pierce, Mrs. Edward Aiken. Miss Abbie Melendy Miss 
Priscilla McKean, Amherst, N. H.,Mrs. C. R. Boutwell, Lynde- 
boro; Dr. and Mrs. L. M. Kimball, Boston; Mr. and Mrs A. 
P. Baker Roxbury, Mass. 

We take the above from a Boston paper of May 14, 1901. 
Mrs. Steele is an aunt of Mrs. Charles R. Boutwell, daughter of 
Leonard Marong Kimball, p. 446 of the Kimball History, where 
interesting sketches of the family may be found. 

Capt. Roy Kimball of Gloucester, Mass,, is captain of the 
fishing scooner Oliver Wendell Holmes, which returned to port 
with 150 barrels of fine mackerel. The fish were all large and 
brought good prices. Sea captain Kimballs are still common in 
the east, but this one seems not to appear in the history. 

310 Kimball Family News, 


Under the above heading the followitiof letter appears in'the 
Salt Lake City News of June 1S>. There are a few possible er- 
rors and also much that is well said. It is not certain that Rich- 
ard was born in Rattlesden althoug-h he emigrated from there to 
America. But he found his wife Ursula there and his name will 
always be associated with that town.' It is quite probable that 
he was born in Hitch am. 

Until further investig-ation is had probably no one can say 
that the Kimballs are or are not of Scotch, Welsh or Anglo- 
Saxon descent. It is not likely that the Kimballs and Campbells 
are the same family. Even the Kembles are not of the Kimball 
Family. The oldest name by which the family is known, that 
of Kjmbolde, or Kymboulde, if it indicates anything, would per- 
haps point to Welsh or Kymric antecedents. 

The proposed investigation would probably throw light on 
this matter. The following is the letter to which we have 
referred: — 

Salt Lake City, Utah, June 19, 1901 
To the Editor: 

In a recent Saturday issue of the "News" is found the fol- 
lowing paragraph, which was taken from Bishop Whitney's Life 
of Heber C. Kimball; '*The Kimballs were of Scotch descent. 
Their ancient name, it is believed, being Campbell. Ileber's 
grandfather and a brother came from England in time to assist 
in gaining the independence of the colonies." This is a mistaken 
idea that has crept into our father's history through the force of 
circumstances, one that I will endeavor to clear up. 

The Kimballs were not of Scotch descent, and their nncicnt 
name is not believed to be Campbell. Neither did Heber's grand- 
father and brother come from England in time to assist in gain- 
ing the independence of the colonies. This erroneous idea was 
brought about in the following- manner: When our father, Heber 
C. Kimball^ joined the "Mormon" Church in 1832, those of his 
relatives who were in possession of his family records, became 
so embittered towards him on this account, that he was unable 
thereafter to get access to them, and consequently could not 
find out who his grandfather Kimball wns. In later j-ears he 
became very desirous of ascertaining these facts, and engaged 
Colonel Kane and our brother William H. to tal^e the matter in 
hand. They, with a very limited knowledge of genealogical 
work, undertook the task, and in a few months traced the name 
Kimball to Scotland, and connected with a family by the name 
of Campbell. They reported those facts to our father, and con- 

June, July and August 1901. 311 

vinced him that such wais the case; and this idea has prevailed 
in our family ever since. 

Prof. S. P. Sharpies, of Boston Mass., whose wife is a Kim- 
ball, and Prof. L. A. Morrison of Derry, New Hampshire (whose 
mother was a Kimball also), both expert g-enealog-ists, pub- 
lished, in 1897 a g-enealogical history of the Kimball family of 
America in two volumes, comprising- 1,300 pages, and finely 
illustrated. Many thousands of dollars were spent in bringing- 
this work forth, and upward of ten years' time was consumed in 
compiling it. It is considered to be one of the most perfect 
works published in the United States. It established the fact 
that Kimball is strictly an English name, and that all Kim- 
balls in the United States, and Canada are descendants of Rich- 
ard and Henry Kimball, two brothers who came to America in 
1634 on the ship Elizabeth. Prof. Morrison went to England 
and visited many of the old Kimball homes there including those 
in the parishes of Rattlesden, Hitcham, Groton, Boxford, Bildes- 
ton and Fersham, all of Suffolk county, and traced the line 
of descent asfar back as 1400. At that time the name was spelled 
Keymboulde and a hundred years later Kembould. In 1600 it 
was Kemball and is spelled that way in England today. Soon 
after, Richard g.nd Henry emigrated to America, they spelled 
their name Kimball, as it is spelled now. 

Heber C. Kimball's line of descent runs back to Richard, 
who was born at Rattlesden, Suffolk county, England, in 1595; 
This Richard had Benjamin, born 1737; he had David, born 
1671; he had Jereniiah, born 1707; he had James, born 1736, and 
he had Solomon F., whp was the father of Heber C. Kimball. 
In the next edition of the Life of Heber C Kimball these facts 
will be published in full .and all errors will be corrected. The 
Kimballs of America and the Kimballs of England are raising 
a furid tp enable Prof. Sharpies to continue his genealogical 
research into England, and he'will trace the ancestors of the 
ICftntall famil)' as far back as it is possible to go. 

The Kimball Eamily News, which is published in the United 
States, is doing a good work in cementing the family together 
and- keeping them :;p0sted on all Kimball family affairs. 

Many prominetit English families are becoming interested 
itl work among them being Major-General J. S. Kimball of the 
British a;rmy, and his brother Charles Gurdon who have recently 
hunted up the ancestry of their family and have traced it to 
Hitcham, Suffolk county, which is close to the town where Rich- 
ard and Hestiry Kimball came from, before emigrating to 
America. r^: Solomon F. Kimball. 

Dr. Paul T. Kimball of Brooklyn, New York, is reported as 
Ji=a.ving performed a very critical but successful surgical opera- 
tion on a prominent horse fancier of that city. 

312 Kimball Family News, 


The Family History, pag-e 417, contains a sketch, accompa- 
by a portrait of one of the strong- men of New Hampshire, Judg-e 
David Cross, of Manchester. This sketch also gives consider- 
able mention of his sons. Allen Eastman Cross and his younger 
brother, Edward Winslow, who was then in college. He was 
not only a brilliant young- man, but his kindly spirit made him 
respected and beloved by all. It may be recalled that this 
young-er son died in 1899, as related in the News for June of that 
year, on pag-e 293. Judg-e Cross is now 84 years old, and his 
wife who was Anna Quackenbush Eastman is 65. She was the 
daug:hter of Judg-e Ira A. Eastman of the New Hampshire Su- 
preme Court. They have lost four children. 

The Rev. Allen E. Cross has attained a wide celebrity in 
New England as a clergyman. He has lately been called to the 
position of assistant pastor of the old South Congregational 
church of Boston. 

In this connection we take the following from the Manches- 
ter Mirror : — 

The Rev. Allen Eastman Cross, son of Judge David Cross, 
was born in this city, Dec. 30, 1864, and got his early education 
in the public schools, graduating from the high school in 1881. 
He was at Phillips academy, Andover, in 1882, and was grad- 
uated from Amherst college with the cla^s of 1886. At Amherst 
he was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and the Phi Beta 
Kappa. He was also poet at graduation and has shown consider- 
ble talent in that field of literary work since his college days. 
He was graduated from Andover theological seminary in 1891 and 
in 1894 went abroad and studied in the summer school theology 
at Oxford, Eng. 

Mr Cross went to Springfield five years ago to take charge 
of the Park Church, and has spared no effort in its behalf since. 
He found the church society heavily in debt, and in a sense di- 
vided against itself, a part of the congregation having severed 
their connection with the church and started the Presbyterian 
Church. The retiring pastor leaves Park Church a well organized 
and prosperous society, and though there is still a large debt, 
goodsized payments have been made upon it. Ninety members 
have joined the church during the service of Mr. Cross, and the 
total is now about 175. The new call is particularly pleasing to 
the young pastor, as it was entirely unsolicited, and he had no 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 313 

thoug-ht of anything- of the kind until the final proposition was 
made to him. 

The Old South Church, to which Mr. Cross has been called, 
is one of the most powerful and influential religious org-anizations 
in New Eng-land, and one of the larg-est benevolence. 

The sa arj which Mr. Cross will receive is $3500 for the first 
year. His position will be that of an active preaching- pastor, 
in many wavs on a level with that of Dr. Gordon. The latter is 
often absent making- addresses or preaching- sermons away from 
home, and thus it will be unnecessary to have the pulpit supplied 
from outside wh ile he is away. Mr. Cross has been assured of 
a proportionate share of the preaching, 26 services in the year be- 
ing- practically g-uaranteed to him. The Old South Church is a 
favorite with the students of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nolog-y and Harvard, and as Mr. Cross has been very successful 
in his work with young- people so far in his career, he will in a 
sense be the young- people's pastor of the church, and a deter- 
mined effort is to be made to g-ain over to permanent membership 
more of these students who now constitute a fluctuating- atten- 
dance of some hundreds. At Cliftondale he was successful in 
this sort of work. He is head of the Christian Endeavor Union 
of Spring-field, and Chaplain of Spring-field Lodg-e of Masons, 
which is chiefly composed of young- men. He also belong-s to the 
Executive Committee of the Cong-reg-ational Club, and is a mem- 
ber of the Realty Club. 

This promising- young- scholar is a g-randson of Olive Kim- 
ball, No. 792 of Pembroke, N. H., the mother of Judg-e David 

The John S. Kimball steamer of Oakland, California, sailed 
from Nome July 4, with $75,000 g-old from the Klondyke reg-ion 
and arrived at Seattle on the 15th. She cleared throug-h fields 
of ice. 

When our cousin, J. Hoyt Kimball, went to hunting- Bruces, 
as related on another page he had a soft snap compared with 
the efforts made by some others. It is not often that so much 
can be done at an expense of only 29 cents. 

A Rockland, Me., dispatch of May 30, says:— 
The Kimball Block, located on the corner of Limerock and 
Main Streets, was visited by fire early this evening, which re- 
sulted in a damage of about $18,000 to the building and its 
tenants. The block was gutted by fire last fall, but has since 
been rebuilt. It was nearly ready to be occupied by various 
business concerns, two of whom had already moved in. The 
fire originated in a closet on the second floor, at the rear of the 

-514 Kimball Family News, 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Pag-e 103, No. 283a.— Moses' (Abner', Ebenezer^, Benjamin^ 

Richardi.) b. Hopkinton N. H., Oct. 16, 1747, d. m, 

Hopkinton, Oct. 16, 1771, Jemima Clement. In 1801 they 
removed to Warren, Jefferson Co., O. He was an orderly 
serg-eant in Capt. Isaac Baldwin's company at Lexington 
in 1775; was at Bunker Hill and at Saratoga at the cap- 
ture of Gen. Burgoyne. He settled on a farm on the Ohio 
river a little above Wheeling. The News has several com- 
munications regarding this Moses and his descendants but 
nothing so definite as needed. Charles L. H. Smith, 83 
Virginia St., Wheeling, W. Va., writes that he was a drum 
major in the Revolutionary War, and that he died at 87 
years of age, or in 1834. Mr. Abner Kimball of Converse 
Ind., writes that his grandfather Moses had three sons 
and eight daughters but does not give all their names. 
Mr. Smith writes that his great uncle, Moses Kimball 
Jeffries of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, gives the nanes of Abner, 
Charles and Moses as the sons, and Marion, Betsey, Mina 
and Abiah as daughters, not mentioning the remaining 
four. Abiah married Joseph Jeffries and was the mother 
of Moses Kimball Jeffries. 

Abner B. Kimball of Converse, Ind., says his father, 
Abner was twenty-one years old when his grandfather, 
. Moses settled in Ohio, above Wheeling, and that his 
father married there. His uncles, Charles and Moses, 
also married. The former settled in Kipley, O., and al- 
terwards moved to Illinois and we have no turther trace 
of him. It is said he had nine sons when he went to 
Illinois. The brother Moses settled in Warren and later 
in Coshocton, to which place his brother Abner had 

Here, then, is what we have ; Moses Kimbali'\ and 
his wife Jemima, eight children, Abner, Charles,, 
Marion, Betsey, Mina, Abiah, and four daughters not 

Abner Kimball m. settled in Coshocton, O., 

had three sons, Joseph, Moses, and Abner B., and four 
daughters, one, Jane Kimball Davis, living in Converse. 

Joseph Kimbiiir has two sons, one living in New 
London, Ohio, and one in Converse, Ind. 

Moses Kimball ^ married ,lived in Coshocton, 

had five sons. Dr. Abner D. Kimball, surgeon in Military 
Hospital, Marion, Ind and Dr. T. C. Kimball of the same 
and H. H. Kimball, M. F. Kimball, Chas. M. Kimball, 
and F. B. Kimball, and Mrs Nancy Tanquary or Neode- 

June, July and August 1901. 315 

sha, Kansas. Another sister, Mrs. Harriet Flinn, lives 
in Marion 

Abner B. Kimball^ born May 23, 1828, married 

lives in Converse, has tv^ro sons, Finley A., lives in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., and Frank S., a teacher in the Converse hig-h 

Reference was made of this branch of the family on 
pag-e 252 of the May News. The above is the substance 
of what has been learned since. It will be seen that the 
record is far from complete, and almost entirely lacking- 
in dates and in details is insufficient to secure satisfactory 

Of Moses KimbalF, we know there are numerous de- 
scendants not named, and this is still more probable in 
the case of others. Births, marriag-es and deaths are not 
g-iven while full dates of every such event are desired and 
are the hardest to obtain. 
Page 160. 534a.— Tamison (Tamerson) Kimball« (Eliphalet^ 
Job4, Richard", Benjamin-, Richard\) b. Mar. 8, 1760, d. 
Oct. 10, 1838; m. Nathan Gates, b. Preston, Conn. Aug. 
20, 1753, d. Morristown, Vt., Aug-. 8, 1838. She was the 
second wife and mother of his children. Nathan Gates 
was a private in Capt. John Tyler's company of Col. Par- 
son's reg-iment at the sieg-e of Boston from May 6, 1775, 
to Dec. 16, 1775. A Nathan Gates, probably this one, 
was drafted from a militia company of horse to form a 
company of light horse to serve in the Continental Army 
from Oct. 9, 1779, to Jan. 15, 1780. This detachment was 
called Capt. Edg-ertons Norwich Company. Tamison 
Kimball was said to be a very superior woman. They 
removed to Plainfield, N. H. and thence to Morristown, 


i Nathan, b. Plainfield, N. H. 1777, d. Apr. 6, 1858; m. 1802, 
Martha Bri^ham of Hartland, Vt., b. 1781. 

ii Zebediah, b. m. 

iii Daniel, b. m. Sally Spaulding". 

iv Lovell, b — m. Hannah Coates. 

V I'amerson. b. never married. 

vi Betsey, b. m. David Reed. 

vii Mary, b. never married. , 

viii Silas, b. m. 

ix (Jeoro-e Washington, b. m. 

X Sarah, b. m. John Swett. 

xi wSophia, b. m. 

Pag-e 309.— The sixth child of Mellen is called "AfBe." Mel- 
len's mother was Mary Eastman, and the new Eastman 
History gives the name Abbie instead of Affie. 

Pag-e 579. No. 1158.— Hiram Kimball died in 1864, instead of 


316 Kimball I^amily News, 

1842. He also had a fourth child, Harriet, b. May 2, 1814, 

m. Curtis of East Concord, N. H. This we litid in 

the Eastman History. 


The eng-ag-ement is announced of Robert Brown of Melrose 
to Miss Susan Eord Kimball of Ipswich. 

The eng-ag-ement is announced of Miss Elizabeth W. Leeds? 
the daughter of Mrs. William Bateman Leeds of Lakewood, N- 
J., and Mr. G. Cook .Kimball of Harwood avenue, Brookline- 
Mr. Kimball is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Nelson Kimball' and 
a g-raduate of Harvard 1900. Miss Leeds is a fine looking girl 
with an exceedi;ig- ^ood figure and manner. 

On June 15, 1901, at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 
Cariiden, Me, Miss Priscilla Alden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
William G. Alden, was married to Sereno T. Kimball of Rock- 
land. The teremony was performed at the bride's home. The 
travelling- g'own of the bride was light tan etamine, with long- 
coat of ecrU silk and linen and a larg-e tuscan straw hat, with 
roses. After the wedding breakfast the newly wedded couple left 
on the noon train for Boston and will sail in a few days from 
New- York for Europe. They will reside in Rockland. 


John Kimball, No. 110, is said to have been a captain of mi- 
litia. He was born March 6, 1687-8. He was the ancestor of 
many noted Kimballs, including Moses, (News Oct. 1899, the 
owner of the Boston Museum. He married Elizabeth, daughter 
of Nathaniel Lord, and his son Jeremiah married Sarah Lord a 
g-randdaug-hter of Nathaniel, while his son John married Anna 
Lord, and Jeremiah's daughter, Elizabeth, married David Lord, 
Mar. 10, 1781. They all seem to have lived at Ipswich. Wanted 
to know by what authority John Kimball is said to have been a 
captain of militia. 

Mr. Guy S. Rix, of Concord, N. H., compiler of the East- 
man Genalogy, writCvS: — "Who was Anna Kimball who mar- 
ried John P^astman? It is thought they settled in Charlestown, 
N. H. and afterwards moved to northwestern Ohio, where he 
died. They had eig-ht children. Several of them married, and 
two, at least, Apolus and Theron, became heads of families. No 
dates of any kind are given except that of Anna, their eighth 
child, who died, unmarried, in Illinois March 13, 1895. 

June, July and Aug-ust 1901. 317 


Four parts of this family histoi'y have been published, each 
containing about 100 pag-es. The style is that of the Kimball 
History, and when completed it will be about the same size. All 
the Eastmans of this country are descended from Rog-er, who 
came to America in 1638. He was born in Wales, but had lived 
in the county of Wilts and sailed from Southampton, and died 
in Salisbury, Mass:, in 1697. The Eastmans, like the Kimballs 
in the United States, have all descended from one common an- 
cestor. The two families have larg-ely intermarried. Berthia 
Sheppard, in 1713, married Joseph Kimball, and her brothers 
Israel and Jeremiah both married Kimball g-irls. The latter 
m^rriag-e is not inentioned in ihe Kimball History. The others 
are jfiven on pp. 64 and 65. The father Solomon Sheppard 
married Sarah Eastman, daughter of Roger the immigrant. 

This Eastman book says that Roger's son Samuel married 
Elizabeth Scriven, Nov. 4, 1686. The Kimball book says that 
he married Elizabeth Severans, the daughter of Abig-ail Kim- 
ball- and John Severans. It also says it was their g-randdaughter 
Abigail, born July 10, 1837, who became the wife of Ebenezer 
Webster and the mother of Daniel Webster. 

The Eastman record makes Abigail the g-randdaug-hter of 
John, the oldest child of Roger instead of Samuel the 10th and 
g-i/es her birth as Sept. 27, 1739. 

We are not able to make straight these crooked places. In 
the old manuscript records it might not be easy to disting-uish 
between 'Scriven' and 'Severans' but the other discrepancies are 
not so easily understood. 

The Kimball record, p. 33, g-ives Thomas and Abig-ail 
(Krench.) Eastman as the parents of Abigail, while the East- 
man record allows them no such daug-hter, but makes Abig-ail 
who married Ebenezer Webster, the daug-hter of Roger'' and 
Jerusha (Fitts) Eastman. , ,, 

The Eastman is as nearlj^ perfect as the averag-e g-enealogi- 
cal histories. It is greatly lacking- in dates and details, But 
what is a compiler to do when members of a family do not an- 
swer questions, and do not give particulars. Messrs. Morrison 
& Sharpies had the same trouble. So does every compiler of 
such work. The News fares the same to day. It has been try- 
itig to g-et data from more than one branch of the family and 
as yet gets nothing in shape for publication. In a periodical 
like the News one can sometimes g-ive matter in frag-mentary 
form and then may or may not be able to fill up the ommissions 
later on. But when a book is ready for the press, it must be is- 
sued, if issued at all, with just such details as are at hand. 
This results i 1 much ag-g-ravating- incompleteness. Mr. Rixj the, 
publisher of the Eastman work thinks of arrang-ing-, for the con- 

318 Kimball Family News, 

tinuation of his records in a periodical like the News. There 
is really no other way of keeping- a g-enealog-ical family record 
up to date, and this is not satisfactory because of thfe difficulty 
In securing- the general interest that is absolutely necessary. 
There is more of incident and history in these four parts of the 
Eastman book than in the first 400 pages of the Kimball book. 
Some of this is of stirring* interest. It is'similar to much that 
has been introduced into the News, and such as the compilers of 
the Kimball book probably thought would make that work too 


The Oxford, Me., Lodge of Masons held a big celebration 
and banquet recently. From the Norway Advertiser, we quote: 

The event of the evening was when the toast master, How- 
ard D. Smith, P. J. G. W., presented to Hon. Alfred S- Kimball 
a valuable Grand Master's jewel. When the brethren returned 
from the Grand Lodge at Portland, early in May, Mr. Kimball 
had just been elected and installed Most Worshipful Grand Mas- 
ter of the Freemasons of Maine. Brethren living in the juris- 
dictions of Oxford and Mt. Tire'm Lodges procured the jewel, 
which is suitably inscribed, and kept it for this occasion. In 
his presentation speech Mr. Smith briefly reviewed the history 
of Oxford Lodge which was chartered in 1807 and is the mother 
lodge of all the near neighbors in the fraternity. Mr. Kimball 
took his degrees in Oxford Lodge in 1865, but later became a 
charter member of Mt. Tire'm Lodge at his home in Waterford. 
He is of course, a Past Master and still has his membership with 
Mt. Tire'm though he has resided in Norway since 1882. The 
gift took him completely by surprise, but Grand Master Kimball 
is an orator of ability and made a fitting respon=>e to the presen- 

Samuel E- Kimball is appointed Superintendent of Streets, 
Arlington, Mass. 

Paris, Me., has a G. A. R. Post named the William K 
Kimball Post and it was the means of making memorial day one 
long to be remembered in that town. 

The Eastman book mentions Laurency the eighth child of 
Searle Eastman of Bath, N. H., who married a Kimball. He 
died, and the widow Kimball then married Benjamin F. Andrew 
of Lisbon, and he has since died. He was the son of Samuel 
and Matilda (Fowler ) Andrew mentioned on page 319 of the 
Np:ws for 1899, and second cousin of the News editor. Who 
was the Kimball who was the first husband of Laurency 

June, July and August 1901. 319 


The Boston Post of Jan. 17, 1901 says that the Twelfth 
Massachusetts Reg-iment, which was under the command of 
Fletcher Webster, in the Civil War, held a reunion and banquet 
at Young-'s hotel yesterday afternoon. Many of the veterans 
broug^ht their wives and daughters. Covers were laid for sixty. 
Officers were elected as follows: President, Benjamin F. Cook; 
vice presidents, Moses N. Arnold and Albert Clark; secretary, 
Georg-e Kimball; treasurer, John E. Oilman; auditing- committee, 
Albert I. Perry, Daniel W. Ford and Walter E. Brig-gs. 

In sending the above notice, Mrs. S. A. Dacy of South Bos- 
ton adds: — 

For several months daily during the years 1892-3 the col- 
umns of the Boston Journal contained an article by veterans 
reminscent of the Civil War. Several were contributed by 
George Kimball 'whom I am unable to locate in the History.) 
He and his brother Serg't Wm. h Kimball, aged respectively 
about 21 and 24 enlisted in 1861 in the 12th Mass. Regiment. 
His account of his experiences are very interesting and he 
speaks of Capt. Richard Kimball, killed in second battle of Bull 
Run, just after the mortal wounding of Col. Fletcher Webster, 
in the following manner: ''Then my attention was attracted 
to Capt. Richard H. Kimball of my company. He had been 
struck in the forehead and fell to the ground,'' I cried *'Kimball 
is killed t(o.'' All in the company uttered a cry ot grief and 
then expressed a determination to avenge his death. We all 
loved our captain. He was a thorough soldier — brave and true 
— a native of Portland, Me. Before joining the 12th he had 
been in the employ of Moses Pond, a dealer in stoves and fur- 
naces in Blackstone Street, Boston, and belonged to the old 
Boston City Guards." 

The News would be glad if some one would locate this 
George Kimball. 

Albert B, Kimball, who is postmaster at Scandia and pub- 
lisher of the Scandia Journal and also half owner of the Con- 
cordia Empire, has assumed editorial control of the latter paper. 
His modest portrait may be found in the News for January, 1900. 

Messrs Walker & Kimball, architects, are members of the 
Commission to make plans for the great St. Louis Exposition 
buildings. They designed the most elaborate structure, includ- 
ing the great Archway of the Omaha Exposition. The junior 
member of this firm is a son of the late Thomas Lord Kimball 
formerly of the U. P. Railway. 

320 Kimball Family News, 


Rattlesden, Bury St. Edmund's, 20, 4, '01. 
Dear Sir: 

I have to thank you for the copies of the Kimball News for 
January, February and March to hand yesterday. May I point 
out with reference to the letter on pag-e 219 that the church 
tower is early English, not Norman. We have no Norman 
work. (See the History.) 

Also as to pag-e 236. All the names printed in my book are 
copied exactly from the Parish Reg-isters and other papers. The 
spelling- of any name depended larg-ely upon the parish clerk, 
or whoever made the entries in the books, and as education was 
not very far advanced there are many varieties to be found; 
sometimes two different spelling-s of the same name by the same 
writer on the same pag-e — pag-e 231. 

Owing- to the death of two or three subscribers and to the 
printer having- sent me six or seven copies in excess of the 200, 
I have at the time of writing- some four or five spare copies of 
my book, the price of which is now 12s, 6d, net; postag-e Id 
extra. It was orig-inally issued under cost price, so I am com- 
pelled to raise it. Should you know of any one desirous of pur- 
chasing- a copy it would be well to write early, as I cannot ex- 
pect to have any additional copies for sale. I do not intend to 
reprint. With thanks and best wishes for the success of the 
News. Yours very truly, ? ■ 


The following- are some of the Kimballs who subscribed to 
the menorial of the late Gov. Wolcott, as found in a late number 
of the Boston Herald. ; 

Newark, N. J, 

Herbert L. Kimball, Harlan W. Kimball, Blanche E. Kim- 
ball, Hosmer P. K^imball. 

Littleton, Mass. 

Myron A. Kimball, Henrietta A. Kimball, Mildred Kim- 
ball, Grace' A. Kimball, Bernard'M.. Kimball, Georg-e Kimball, 
Irena F. Kimball, Lawrence Kimball, William! L. Kimball. 

Somerville, Mass. 

Georg-e A. Kimball, Josephine M.fKimball,' Elizabeth Kim- 
ball, Mary Kimball Harlow, Leslie Harlow, Lizzie E. Kimball, 
Ernest'^R.jKimball, John W Harlow, Myron Kimball Harlow, 
Vivian Harlow. 

uiimball'^ family uLews 

Vol. IV, No. 9. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

Topekay Kansasp Septemberp 1901. 


From whatever standpoint we consider them, there are 
no more energ-etic and able representatives of the family 
than those that are found on the Pacific. And they are 
loyal to the family. They did not hold the first family 
reunion, but they were the first to make these social fam- 
ily gathering's a reg-ular annual feature. Last year they 
issued a small, four pag^e sheet, announcing their fourth — 
coming assembly, and this year they have done the same. 
The sheet is a model of typographical excellence and announ- 
ces their reunion to be held Oct. 3, 1901, giving program 
etc. To illustrate more fully the enterprise of these 
members of the family the News reprints herewith the en- 
tire substance of this number of the Pacific Coast "Kimball 

It is evident that their Fifth Annual .Reunion -will be 
superior to any heretofore held, and something in regard 
to it may be expected in the October number of the 


Our Coat of Arms. 

It is claimed that our coat of arms was awarded an ancesto: 
many generations ago by the British government, for braver 
and valor in the battle against the Moors, when in command, b; 

322 Kimball Family News, 

dispatching- the commander of the opposing- forces with his dag-- 
g-er. The arms are: Arg-ent (silver), a lion rampant; g-ules 
(red,, upon a chief (sable), three crescents of g-old. The crest 
is a lion rampant, holding- in the dexter paw a dag-g-er, au propre 
(natural color). The motto is, "Fortis non Ferox," the transla- 
tion being-: "Fortitude without cruelty," meaning- literally, 
"brave but not cruel." According- to a hig-h authority on Heral- 
dry, the lion rampant in the arms shows, as stated above, that 
an ancestor had won a be ttle while in command at an eng-ag-e- 
ment. The chief is a g-rant of honor for services done the g-ov- 
ernment, and the crescents show that 'these^services were ag-ainst 
the Moors. The lion with dag-g-er in the crest shows that he 
who g-ained the victory dispatched the commander of the oppos- 
ing forces with his dagger. 

It is a noteworthy fact that in all the wars of America, from 
its earliest settlement down to the present day, members of the 
Kimball family have been found in large numbers, lighting for 
freedom and justice. It is as cousin Joseph Hoyt Kimball stat- 
ed in his admirable address, given before the fourth reunion, 
"If you study our family history, you will see a patriotic record 
to be proud of : in the 128 Kimballs who served in the Revolu- 
tionary War; in the 95 who served in the Mexican War: in the 27 
who served in the War of 1812, and in the 155 who fought to 
preserve the Union in 1861." 

Thksk California Kimball reunions excel all others in inter- 
est and regularity. They afford occasions to which our Pacific 
Coast cousins look forward and welcome with satisfaction and 
profit." — Kiniball Family Kews. 

Unity of the Kimball Fomil-y. 

Thk Kimball family in the United States is one, there be- 
ing no branches of the family distinct from one another. In al- 
most all other families, however, are branches descended from 
different immigrants coming from different countries, and, more 
over, having no blood relation with each other. But all the 
Kimballs, Kemballs, and most of the Kimbles in this country are 
descendants of the father of Richard Keniball who came from 
Rattlesden, England, to Massachusetts in 1634, and with few 
exceptions all descended from Richard himself. This fact gives 
the family a unity that every cousin should feel proud of. 

Family Chat 

tory" p. 946) established the first newspaper published in Cali- 

September 1901. 323 

Thk family of Kimball is from the Count^^ of Cumberland, 
Eng-land, and takes its origin from a parish of that name upon 
the Scottish border. 

The first reunion of the Kimball family of New En^^land was 
held in 1881 at Salem, Mass. The members of one of the numer- 
ous branches of the family— the descendants of Jeremiah Kim- 
ball, who was born in Ipswich in 1750, and who died there in 
1831 — were the principal participants. 

The KIMBALL FAMILY NEWS, now in its fourth year 
of publication, has been of g-reat interest, profit, and pleasure to 
the family, and being- published in behalf of the Kimball c)an 
and its kindred should be in every Kimball home. The bio- 
g-raphical and historic features of the paper supplement the his- 
tory and render it invaluable to everj- Kirhball cousin, while the 
incidents, anecdotes, and reminiscences it recites pertaining- to 
the family members, are not only of absorbing- interest, but as- 
sist in supplying- "missing- links" in the history of the different 
branches of the family. 

The committee on badg-es has a happy surprise in store for 
those in attendance upon this year's reunion, the surprise being- 
in the from of a very artistically desig-ned badge made from vel- 
vet finished leather, the product of the Norton Tanning Compa- 
ny of this city, of which corporation the enterprising chairman 
of the committee is president. 

Roy Thurston KimbalL 

To Eoy Thuston Kimball is almost solely due the existence of 
the Kimball Association of California. To him we pay honor as 
the father of the organization, for it was his liberal aid, patriotic 
interest, and indefatigable labors that aroused to action the 
Kimballs on the Pacific Coast, and thus made possible such a 
flourishing association as we now have. It will be of interest to 
all to whom the Coukier may come to read the biographical 
sketch of Cousin Roy as it appears in the "Kimball Family His- 
tory," and we reproduce it herewith. "Born in New Hamp- 
shire, Aug. 2, 1846. He attended the district school, and later 
the New Hampshire Conference Seminary at Tilton. Farm work 
proving too heavy for him, at the age of twenty-two he went to 
Maine, where he engaged in the canned goods business, and be- 
came manager of the great canning establishment of John 
Wtnslow Jones, of Portland. He remained there until the Cali- 
fornia fever took him West in 1875. After a varied experience 
he established the business of the Norton Tanning Co., a wool 
pulling and tanning concern, employing one hundred men and 

324 Kimball Family News, 

doing- a half-millioti-dollars business each year. Of this he has 
been president and manager since its organization. 

I THINK all the New England Kimballs would endorse and 
second the suggestion of Sarah Louise Kimball and Herbert W. 
Kimball that we have a national reunion of the Kimball Family 
to be held at Ipswich, Mass." — Z>. B> Kimball in January 
{1900) Kimhall Family .Yews. 

Joseph Hoyt Kimball, chairman of the committee on pro- 
gram, very aptly suggests in a recent communication that the 
Courier not fail to call the attention of its readers to the fact 
that this year's reunion will not adjourn till 11 p. m. In other 
words, an evening session will be held, and it is hoped that all 
the cousins will make such arrangements as will enable them to 
remain for the social hours following the reassembling of the re- 
union at 7 p. M. 


0? the 


Thursday, October 3, 1901 

XO o. m. to XI p. m. 


625 Sutter Street, San Francisco, Gal. 



Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, Ch., 

Room 28, 10th Floor Mills Bld^., San Francisco. 
Miss Grace Isabella Kimball, 

3781 17th St., San Francisco. 
Mr. Bphriam Ernest Kimball, 

Room 32, 2d Floor Mills BIdg., San Francisco. 

September 1901. 



Mr. Roy Thur&iton Kimb^-U Ch., 
Mvs, Mary Gilpaer Punji, 
Mr, Cliarles K- liimbaU, 

313 Clay St. 3 Sai} Francisco, 
3719 33d St., San Francisco. 

220 Market Sf,, San Franpisco, 


Mr John Carpenter KimbaU, Cb.s 

Mr- Wra, Stephen J^um^den, 
Mr. Roy Thurston Kim^^U, 

Mr. Joseph Hoyt KinibaUj Ch 
Mrs, Gra(3e M- Kimball, 
John Albion Kimball, Esq., 

Mr. Edg-ar 1 1 chart, Ch.» 
Mrs, Albert F, Piilsbury, 
Miss Gertrude M, Jvimball, 

Capt Amos William Kimball, Ch 
Mrs, Ada Jane Winans KimbaUi 
Frank Willard Kimball Esq. 

im Mason St., San Francisco. 
Tracy, San Joaquin Co., Cal. 
31? Clay St., San Francisco, 

014 Castro St. 5 Oakland, 

1010 Market St., Oakland, 

§L9 Market St,, San Francisco, 

Falo Alto, Cal, 

JB31 Fell St,, San Francisco, 

XOIO Market St., Oakland- 

U. 8, A., Presidio, San Franpisco, 
619 Market St., San Francisco, 
B19 Market St,, San Frandsco, 


At the time of g'oing' to press with this issue of th^ 
Courier, we bad not been officially notified as to the pro- 
gram in detail, prepared for the forthcoming' reunion, but it 
is understood that there will be but little departure from 
last year's order of ejfercises, and the following* will answer as 
an outline of what thepropam committee ha3 prepared for this 
year's festivities;— 

10 a, m, to IS ra.8 Informal Eeception, 

1 p, m, lavoeation.Capt, Charles Lloyd Kimball, of Healdburg. 

1,05 p. m. Banquet, followed by Addresi ot Welcome, by Vice-Pre^i- 

dent Frank WDlard Kimball. 
Voeal Bolo, Mri. Albert F, Piilsbury. of g, F, 
Past Preiid©Bti Addreggj— 

Eoy Thurston Kimball, el San Franaiico, 
Congrratulatory Addresses,— 

Eev. Dr, Iheo. h\ Burnhams of VaUejo. 

326 Kimball Familv News, 

Mrs. Joan Kimball Clark, of Melrose. 

John Carpenter Kimball, of San Francisco. 
Vocal .Solo, Miss Gertrude M. Kimball, of Oakland. 
Historical Address: — - 

Mrs. Mary Anne Clough Kimball, of Palo Alto. 

Ephriam Ernest Kimball, of San Francisco, communications received , 
Substituted by Sarah Louise Kimball. 

''Some of the Notable Events of the Year:"' — CaptChas. Lloyd Kimball. 
3 p. m., Business Meeting*. 

6 p. m., Intermission. 

7 p. m., Reunion reassembles for evening- session at 1230 Geary St . 
home of Roy T. Kimball. 

Oor Fifth Annual Reunion^ 

The fifth anual reunion of the Kimball family on 
the Pacific Coast, as per announcement appearing* elsewhere in 
the Courier, will be held Thursday, October 3, at Golden Gate 
Hall, 625 Sutter Street, this city. 

Since the time our common ancestor Richard Kimball 
emig-rated from old Ipswich, England, in 1634, the Kim- 
ball family has spread to nearly every civilized section of 
the Western Hemisphere, and its representatives on the 
Pacific Coast are now sufficiently numerous to give an at- 
tendance of at least 200 upon the occasion of this fifth 
annual reunion if they would but arouse themselves. From 
10 a. m. until 11 p. m., the reunion will be in progress, 
and many new faces are looked for to present themselves. Cer- 
tainly all persons of Kimball name or blood to whom this mes- 
sag-e shall come, oug-ht to permit their interest to be 
awakened in this annual family g-athering, and if in a ra- 
dius of not more than 500 miles from San P^rancisco, make 
a strong- endeavor to be present. 

Our first reunion was held in Golden Gate Park, Aug-- 
ust 7, 1897, and following the example of the California cou- 
sins,, the members of the family residing- in the Missouri 
Valley, met at Topeka, Kansas, Sept. 30, 1897. The reun- 
ion sprit has now g-rown to such an extent among- the 
Kimball family that a national reunion to take place at 
Ipswich, Massachusetts, two or three years hence, is serious- 
ly contemplated. 

Our Constitution. 

The committee appointed at the fourth annual reunion 
to draft a constitution for the government of our associa- 
tion, has completed its work, and at the forthcoming reun- 
ion will submit the result of its labors. No doubt the con- 
stitution will be adopted as our organic law in the future. 

September 1901. 327 

The committee in charg-e of this work consists of Mrs. 
Joan Kimball Clark, Mr. John Carpenter Kimball and Frank 
Willard Kimball, Ksq., and the following- excerpts from the 
constitution they have prepared will be read with interest 
by Kimballs everywhere; 

With justifiable pride in our honored family name and ancestry, 
and appreciatiug" the value to ourselves and our descendants of a 
Kimball Association on the Pacific Coast, we, the undersig-ned, being 
of Kimball name or blood, and g-rateful to Almig-hty God for our 
manifold blessing", do hereby adopt this constitution for our g-overn- 

This association shall be known as the Kimball Association of 

The object of . this association shall be to collect and preserve 
historical and biographical connections; to more firmly unite its mem- 
bers in bonds of friendship, and cultivate such a spirit of emulation 
amongst them as will lead to a higher patriotism and a better cit- 

'' '^ - Officers 1900-1901 

John Simpson Kimball, Seminary Park, Alameda Co., President. 
Frank Willard Kimball, 819 Market St.. San Francisco Vice-President. 
Roy Thur&lon Kimball, 312 Clay St., San Francisco, Tresurar. 
Sarah Louise Kimoall, Room 38, Mills Building, San Francisco Secretary. 

Kimball, a **Pkce-Namc/' 

Kimball may be reg-arded as a place-name, since it did not 
g^row up, like the patronymic Williamson, Wilson, and Wil- 
cox, from som^ paternal Williams; neither does it belong- 
to the class of names . which, like. Weaver, Webster, and 
Webb, indicate the employment of the founder of the i?im' 
i\y. r--^ lice KimhaUEoplcins. 

Our Common Ancestor. 

In the quaint little villag-e of Rattlesden, Suffolk Coun- 
ty, Etig"! arid, in the valley among* pleasant surrounding* 
hills, was the- attractive residence place of our common an- 
cestor, Richard Kimball, in 1634, and frorii whence he came 
to America. His descendants are now like the sands of the 
seashore for multitude— they are now scattered from ocean 
to ocean, from the lakes to the g-ulf.— Z. ^. Morrison^ 

has been organized for the purpose of having- a research 
madein England of ^ history of the family. All 

328 Kimball Family News, 

who are willing- to join and pay $2.00 are invited to send 
their names and pledg-es to Capt. Fred. M. Kimball, secre- 
tary, Topeka, Kansas. Lieut. Governor Charles Dean Kim- 
ball, of Providence, R. I., is president, and Roy Thurston 
Kimball, of this city, vice-president. 

It will be seen from all the above that the California Kim- 
balls are wide awake. But the News reg-rets that the Courier 
rehashes the old story about the coat of arms and the fig-ht with 
the Moors. That is all a fiction. When was it, where was it, 
and who was it? We have no historical data by which these 
questions can be answered. There is no probability that these 
events could have happened and nothing- left on record save a 
tradition. A simple coat of arms could not be the only tang-ible 
evidence bequeathed to the family. The story is a fake and the 
use of it only makes us liable to ridicule. The San Francisco 
Town Talk, makes use of it for this purpose as any other gossip 
may do. 

The Kimball Coat of Arms is simply what has been adopted by 
the family, like four-fifths of all those in existence in this country. 
To this extent there can be no objection to its use, as there can 
be none ag-ainst use of an ordinary bookplate if one chooses to 
have one. But Prof. Sharpies has pretty clearly shown that 
there is no Eng-lish record of any thing" of the kind. Those who 
are ambitious along- this line should contribute liberally to the 
Family Historical Society, and so help send Prof. Sharpies to 
Eng-land to clear up all these doubtful points and to open up 
new leads as far as possible- 

In this connection the following- from the g-enealog-ical col- 
umns of the Boston Transcript may be of interest. 


A very large proportion of "coats of arms" displayed in 
the United States are spurious and of no value whatever as fam- 
ily insignia of the owners. In fact, only a very few of them 
have any basis of correctness or real value as heirlooms, but to 
distinguish between the true and the false is not always easy 
without a fuller knowledge than most persons possess of the tech- 
nicalities of heraldry, and of its history in England and Amer- 
ica for the past 250 years. 

The possession bj an American family for 100 or 150 years 
of drawings of arms is not sufficient evidence of their validity, 
for there have been in this country within that period numerous 
heraldry painters, ready for a small compensation to furnish a 
colored drawing of arms to any applicant- The fee was too 
small to afford a satisfactory investigation into the English 
pedigree for proof of right to use arms, and the painter was a 
very unfit person for work which baffles the skill in most cases 

September 1901. 329 

of very experienced g-euealog-ists. But his customer apparently 
cared little for proofs — his friends had coats of arms framed and 
hung" in their parlors. Smith could not permit his neig-hbor, 
Brown, to alone display that gfenteel distinction when $5, or less, 
would make him his equal as an ''armiger." The picture paint- 
er needed but the applicant's name, and an examination of his 
Guillim, or other book of armory, for devices borne by any Eng-- 
lish family of the same name furnished his eng-raving- or de- 
scription from which to fill in his already prepared shield [or, if 
no arms were found in his little book of the proper name, he 
promptly invented them], received his fee, and his easily satis- 
fied customer hied him home with his prize. The worthless 
representation passed on in the family, its very orig-in forg-otten 
as g'enerations went by, till some later descendant, aware that 
such insig-nia are used and accepted in Europe as evidence of 
g-entle or noble blood, has them engraved and displayed on note 
paper, book plate cards, seals or ring's, carriag-e, or where not. 
The victim of the innocent delusion, confident in the virtue of a 
century's possession of the worthless desig-n, is happy; his 
friends do ,not question; the great majoriiy who see the precious 
devices know absolutely nothing" about such matters, and care 
less— vanity is g-ratified, envy excited, and all g-oes swimingly on. 

The very few representations of arms Sroug-ht from Eng-land 
by here and there one of the early emig-rants [beginning" per- 
haps in 1620, in the case of New England settlers] in the from 
of embroideries, pictures, eng-raved silver and eng-raved rings or 
seals, may be safely accepted as authoritative and valued accord- 
ing-ly, for at that comparatively late period the reg-ulation of ar- 
morial bearing's was enforced, and bearers of arms were, in the 
old country, subject to official visitations, and required to pro- 
duce proof of rig-ht to use them. But before 1700, and it is sup- 
posed even as early as 1630, abuses had crept in, and arms were 
wrong'fully assumed even in Eng-land, thoug^h never to the ridic- 
ulous extent that has prevailed here. A dormant law is still ex- 
tant there prescribing" penalties for such misappropriation, but 
it is almost forg'otten and probably not enforced in many years. 
No Eng-lish g-entleman would face the ridicule and contempt 
aroused by his use of armorial desig-ns to which he was not fully 
entitled. ...: 

Numerous heraldry painters, with hig-hsounding- titles, have 
advertised their wares in London for many years, and for mod- 
erate prices will furnish beautiful colored drawing's of any arms 
asked for. But I venture the assertion that their most numer- 
ous customers are Americans. 

Our newspapers indicate that the traffic also flourishes fine- 
ly of late in this country. This paltry business was in existence 
in New Eng'land [principally in Boston] as early as 1725, and 
perhaps earlier. A certain Thomas Jobtison of Boston furnished 

330 Kimball Familv News, 

armorial drawing's, and one copy is known signed and dated by 
him, 1740. In the inventory of his estate, 1767, one item is a 
"Book of Heraldry." Whether he was as unscrupulous as some 
of his successors cannot be known, but his possession, as a paint- 
er, of a heraldry book is suspicious. His work can readily be 
identified; all those painters had peculiarities in shape of shields, 
of mantlings and decorative detail easily distinguishable to the 

A James Turner, heraldry painter, flourished, invented atid 
painted at the same time. Nathaniel Hurd, a copper-plate en- 
graver, born 1729, died 1777, furnished many representations of 
arms, and numerous examples have been seen in Maine. The ir- 
regular forms of his escutcheons and the delicacy and beauty of 
his work readily identify it. But the two Boston heraldry mon- 
gers whose work is valueless and most widely distiibutedin New 
England were John Coles, father and son, who were in the busi- 
ness from about 1776 to 1826. The best authority on heraldry 
in America pronounces the Coles' pictures totally worthless. 
They can be easily distinguished, and the great majority of ar- 
morial pictures cherished in New England is their handiwork. 
If drawings are seen with sketchy mantlings, a rather broad, 
squat shield, with two green palm branches at the sides, crossed 
below, they are almost certainly the Coles' work or copies there- 
of. If they found no motto given in their heraldry book, they 
generally placed on the ribbon 'B}^ the name of Smith,' or what- 
ever might be the family name of their customer. If Coles found 
a crest lacking in his book it did not trouble him, he promptly 
appropriated or invented one, and some of them were very funny. 
I was lately shown a painting with the United States flag as a 
crest-— the Stars aiid Stripes of 1776 on a coat-of-arms supposed 
to have been borne by a knightly ancestor in the days of early 
chivalry! , 

The display of arms is worse than than useless; it is weak 
and self-deceiving, unless the right has been investigated with 
the same care that would pertain to the estrblishtnent of title to 
any other property, real or personal. J. P. T- 

At Waterville Kansas a few days ago the five year-old 
daughter of Mrs. Frank Kimball was found dead in a cistern- 
which she evidently had fallen into. Mrs. Kimbairs husband 
was killed by lightning two years ago. Her oldest daughter- is 
a paralytic from a fall and the feet of her oldest son, her only 
support, were recently crushed. 

This is the first information the News has of this unfortu- 
nate family. 

September 1901. 331 


Christian F. Kimball and Miss Lenora M. Reimers were 
married in San Francisco September 12 at St. John's Evangel- 
ical Lutheran Church by the Rev. J. H. Schroeder. Miss Annie 
Reimers, a sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Miss 
Emily Kimball, a sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. 

The Bulletin of the I3th says: 

Mr. Kimball is an attorney, a graduate of the Hastings 
Law College and an active member of the San Francisco 
Bar Association. He is president of the Federation of Mis- 
sion Improvement Clubs, a m.ember of the Native Sons of 
Vermont and holds office in the Old Fellows and in the 
Ancient Order of Workmen. 

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Claus Reimers, pioneer residents of the Mission district. 
She is a Native Daughter and a prominent member of the 
young people's society of St. Paulus Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, and also the Christian Endeavor Society. 


Mrs. Laura Kimball Smith of St Louis [History page 602] 
writes the News from Elgin, 111. where she was visiting in the 

'*I have just received a letter from California, giying some 
dates of the deaths of a few members of the Kimball family. 
Phineas Jewett Kimball died August 1, 1887. His daughter 
Helen C. died March 27, 1883, and Jessie P. died Oct. 18, 1895, 
(History page 599- 600). Charles Hawkins, who married my 
niece Emma E. Kimball, was from Genoa, Cayuga county, New 
York, and was of English descent (History page 60<0." 

Mrs. Smith is an aunt of Col. Dyer of Augusta, Ga. She is 
one of Joseph Kimball's large family mostly born inGroton, New 
Hampshire He was one of the several Hopkinton famlies and 
moved to Elgin. 111., at an early day. The History merely men- 
tions the names of Phineas Kimball's six children. 

A Boston paper says the successful running of the Elevated 
yesterday was a richly deserved personal triumph of Chief En- 
gineer George A. Kimball. The responsibility of the building 
of the road has rested on Mr. Kimball's shoulders, and after 
several years of planning and directing, the completed structure 
is but the reproduction of the mental conception so long existent 
in the engineer's mind. 

532 Kimball Familv New8, 


In a letter to tbe N:rws, referitig to the communication by 
W, C, Kimball of Oshkosb, Wis, on pag-e 219 current volume, 
the Rev. J, R, Olorenshaw says that the Rattlesden church tow^ 
er is early Engiish not Norman work, He says ''We have no 
Norman work," Ag"ain, refering- to the the article on page 236, 
where mention is made of the different spellings of the Kimball 
name "All the names printed in my book are copied from thq 
Parish Register and other papers, The spelling of any namq 
depended largely upon the parish clerk, or whoever made the 
entries in the book, and, as education was not very far advanced, 
there are many varieties to be found, sometimes two different 
spellings of the same name on the same pag'e and by the same 
writer," Mr, Olorenshaw also writes that owing to the death 
of two or three original subscribers to his '^Notes on Rattlesden" 
he has a few copies of the work he can spare. 

A dispatch frorn San Francisco saysj Captain A, W, Kim- 
ball, quartermaster United States army, post quartermaster at 
the Presidio, made the following- statement in regard to the aU 
leged frauds said to be perpetrated in the ialeof quartermaster's 
supplies, belonging" to the g-overnmenti 

"I am the officer most concerned in this matter, yet no one 
has yet made any inquiry of me. I am the only bonded officer at 
the post, and the only one accountable ^nd disbursing officer, 
If there has been anything' irregular I would be pleased to g-ive 
all the assistance in my power in the search for the guilty men 
if there are any, All the g-oyernment thing's sold in the pawn^ 
shops are sold by discharged soldiers from the returning volun- 
teer reg-iments." 

A Santa Rosa, Cal , dispatch of July 28, sayss 
Miss A. M, Kimball of Dedham, Mass., and Joseph A^ 
■Rodgers, a prosperouH joimg farmer of Petaluma, will be mar- 
ried next Tuesday in the house of the bride's uncle, P. P, Stan- 
■ley, in the city. The beginning of the romance dates back to 
eight yeari ago, when Mim. Kimball visited her relatives in Pe- 
talumii. Rodgers met her and fell in love with her, ^ During 
the eight yearii since they saw each other they have maintained 
a close corf e^pottdcnce by mmh Recently Rodgers bought a ranch 
near Pctaltittiii.^ built a iott^e and ^ent' for Miss Kimball? who 
affived \mt Wedneiday. 

Battery A Ist Illinois Light Aitillerj, C. B. Kimball, Secre- 
tary, No* 140 Dearborn Street, Chicago, held a Keunioti Sept. 7, 
at Kimball Hall, No. 1527 Kimball Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

September 1901. 333 


We were unable to be present at the funeral of our motbcr, 
on account of sickness in our own familj , the distance being" too 
g-reat to permit the necessary absence. Our brother writes: 

''She had been gradually failing since May. Did not seem 
to have any disease or pain. While free from suffering- she 
wanted frequent attention, said she felt weak and 'all gone' and 
did not see why she did not get strong^er, never realizing" that 
the end was approaching, and all through it her mind was un- 
usually clear up to within 30 minutes of the end. Day by day 
she grew weaker until Wednesday the 21st ' Aug-ust 1901) at two 
o'clock she went to sleep — passed away very peacefully and on 
Friday we laid her away by the side of father. 

Her friends were very kind, and sent in a great abundance 
of flowers. As she lay in a bed of fragrant blossoms she looked 
not over 60 years old instead of nearly 92. The casket was liter- 
ally covered with bouquets, two layers deep." 


Mrs. Maria Freeman Gray, State Superintendent Peace and 
Arbitration, W. C. T. U. San Francisco, California, writes the 
News from Milling-ton P. O., Franklin County, Massachusetts. 

''Having- returned a few days since from a trip to Boston, 
Sharon, Norton, etc., it affords me pleasure to say to you that I 
had a charming- visit in Sharon with our cousins. Rev. John C. 
Kimball and wife, who have just moved into their new home, 
which is indeed "beautiful for situation," and well planned for 
comfort. On May 26 I attended the Unitarian church in this 
town of which Mr. Kimball is pastor. His discourse was espe- 
cially prepared for a Post of the G. A R., that formed part of 
the audience, and was well-timed and full of practical thoug-hts. 

If it is not too late, please accept my thanks for copy of 
your excellent address given in Topeka, Feb. 22nd, 1901, also 
for those unique "Book Marks." 

In the Kimball Family News of Feb. and March, on pag-e 
231, I notice in an article about "The Church in Rattlesden," 
that "the News has had several inquiries from those who would 
now like the work," "Notes on Rattlesden." 

As we have three copies in our family, I can dispose of two^ 
and will be obliged if you will inform me of any who would like 
to purchase copies. 

We paid for the books, per copy, including postage, duty, 
etc., about $3.65 and will sell them at this price. 

Sincerely yours, Maria Fkeeman Gfay. 

334 Kimball Fcimily News, 


The last issue of the News mentioned the reception of the 
steamship Dorothea, and her trip from Philadelphia in charg-e 
of Lieutenant Commander Granville Kimball. The last week of 
Aug-ust Vice-President Roosevelt enjoj^ed a cruise on the 
Dorothea. The Chicago papers of August 23, announced the 
prog-ram as follows: 

Vice President Roosevelt will be the g-uest of the fourth div- 
ision of the second ship's crew, Illinois naval militia, on the Dor- 
othea, a week from Saturday. Governor Yates, Mrs. Yates, and 
the members of the g^overnor's staff will also be g*uests on the 
Dorothea. A cruise on the lake, a 6 o'clock dinner, a drill of 
the ship's crew, and a reception are on the prog^ramme for the 
entertainment of the distinguished g-uests. 

The acceptance by the vice president of the invitation ex- 
tended to him to visit the Dorothea was announced yesterday by 
the excutive officers of the ship. The vice president will come 
to Chicag-o on his return from Spring-field, whither he is going- 
to inspect the state troops at Camp Lincoln. He will arrive in 
Chicag-o on Saturday morning- and will remain until late Sunday 

Vice President Roosevelt will leave Oyster Bay August 2'^, 
arriving- at Springfield at noon on August 30. He will be re- 
ceived with full military honors and will be entertained at a din- 
ner by the g-overnor after reviewing the troops. He will leave 
for Chicag-o late Friday nig-ht. The officers of the Dororthea 
and of the fourth division of the second ship's crew will g-o to 
Spring-field to act as an escort for him. Governor Yates and his 
staff will also accompanv Mr. Roosevelt Upon their arrival in 
Chicago they will be entertained at luncheon at the University 
Leag-ue club by. Col. J. H. Strong- of the governor's staff. 

Those who will do the honors on board the Dorothea are 
Captain Henry A. Allen, commander of the Illinois naval mili- 
tia; Claude E. Fitch, commander of the Dorothea; Granville 
Kimball, lieutenant commander and chief engineer, and Lieuten- 
ant Hugh E. King', in command of the ship's crew. When 
Vice President Roosevelt board;^ the Dorothea he will be received 
with the vice president's salute of nineteen guns. Governor 
Yates will be g-reeted with a salute of sovenleen g'uns. Every 
military courtesy will be nccorded the f.^U(^sls. 

The cruise of the Dorolhcri, which will ocrnpv the greater 
part of the afternoon nnd evening, wiJi 1)e in tin* directKui of 
Waukegan. Six o'clock dinner will be serx'ed on the \'essel. and 
the cruise will not be ended until about lt):30 o'clock. 

Mr. and Mrs. David P. Kimball of Boston spent the summer 
at their White Mountain cottag-c in New Hampshire. 

September 1901. 3.^5 


The News has had occasion several times to speak of the 
munificent gifts made by William Cleaves Todd of Atkinson, N. 
H. to various Libraries and Historical Societies. He is Presi- 
ident of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and Messrs Lee 
& Shepard of Boston have recently published a volume by him 
containing- many interesting- personal reminiscences and papers 
on many prominent men of the last g-eneration. Althoug-h some- 
what desultory in manner it is said to be unusually interesting-. 
It is a book of some 200 pag-es. The Family History on pag-e 
226 barely mentions Mr. Todd who is the second son of Betsey 
Kimball and Ebenezer Todd. She was the daug-hter of Thomas 
Kimball^ No. 336, Family History pag-e 226. He never married. 
See Kimball News pag-e 377, December 1899. Also last number, 
pag-e 297. 

Miss Harriette Eliza Noyes's carefully prepared "Memorial 
of the Town of Hamstead, N. H." is published by Georg-e B. 
Reed of Boston. The g-enealogies of the volume are not ex- 
haustive, but contain a g-ood deal of material valuable for those 
who wish to carry their investig-ation farther. 

Macdonoug-h. A large volume, compiled by Rodney Mac- 
donough, is not so much a consecutive work on genealogical lines 
as it is a series of biographical sketches of representative men of 
the various families which constitute his ancestry. There are 
fifty-five of these sketches representing the twenty-eight families. 

In a well-arranged volume, Edwin E- Towne, Newtonville, 
Mass., has traced the line of descendants from William Towne, 
the emigrant, who, coming from Yarmouth, Eng., appeared in 
Salem, Essex County, in 1640. The historian traces the family 
through ten generations. Besides the descendants of William 
Towne there are records of many Townes who are unable to 
trace back to their emigrant ancestors- 

Th e Belleville, 111., Advocate, says that Ned Adams at the 
great risk of his own life saved the baby of Revenue Officer Wm. 
Kimball, by grabbing the little one off the street car tra:ks just 
in time to save the baby's life. A Belleville car was approach- 
ing but the motorman had spied the child and was applying 
the brakes. The little one turned to Mr. Adams. The motor- 
man turned on the power again. The baby had gone but a 
couple of feet when she turned back to the car tracks. Mr. Adams 
realized that the motorman could not stop the car in time, and a 
quick grab at her dress caused her to cry, but Mr. Adam's hold 
was firm and as he cleared the track the car brushed his clothes 
as it rushed ly. Mrs. Kimball was in the house and when Mr. 
Adams returned the child, he told her merely that he had found 
her playing in the street and had carried her home. 

336 Kimball Family News, 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

Family Historj ; pag-e 1061, No. 2522, see Apendix page 1152. 
Herbert Leslie KimbalP° (Georg-e KimbalP) married, Nov. 
15, 1897, Blanche Evelyn Hosmer. 


i Hosmer Robbins Kimball, born Sept. 19, 1898, Jersey City, N. J. 
ii Harlan Winship Kimball, born Nov. 14, 1900, Newark, N. J. 
Family News pag-e 314. In addition to that g-iven in the last 
number of the Nkws, Abner D. Kimball, sends the 

Great Grand Father, born in New Hampshire; was a 
Serg-eant in Revolutionary Army; lost a thumb and received 
a wound in hip which crippled him for life. He emigrated 
from New Hampshire to Jefferson Co. Ohio early in the 
18th century; had three sons, Abner, Moses, and Charles; 
also four daug-hters, unable to g-ive names. Abner my g-rand- 
father, moved from Jefferson Co. to Coshocton Co. Ohio in 
1817. He was a farmer and a g-reat old Methodist. Clear- 
ed up a larg-e farm and built a Church, himself. Had 
three sons, Joseph, Moses and Abner, Moses being- my fath- 
er. Had four daug-hters, Polly, Jemime, Rachel and Myra. 
Only three of the children are now living-, Abner, Rachel, 
and Myra. 

Moses Kimball, my father, moved from Coshoction Co. 
Ohio in the fall of 1850 to Miami Co. Indiana, having- 
entered 160 acres of land — all heavy forest. Father had 
contracted with a man to build a small cabin, and have it 
for the family by Oct. 1st. 1850. 

There were five of us children born in Ohio, Abner, 
Henry, Thomas, Henrietta, [died in 1866] and Nancy. 
Children born in Indiana were Harriet, Millard, Charles and 
Frank; nine children in all, six sons and three daug-h- 

Father and Henry moved with their families to Wilson 
Co. Kansas, in the spring- of 1874; and eng-ag-ed in farm- 
ing-. Father dying in the spring- of 1886. Mother is still 
living-, is 83 years old and quite spry for one of her ag-e. 
Five of her children, four boys and a daug-hter, live in 
Neodesha, Kansas, 

James L. Kimball of Boston, ag-ed 20, seems to be a black 
sheep in the flock. He was arrested in Portland, Me., for break- 
ing- into a clothing" store. Happily we have few such cases to 

uCimball'-D'amily Dlews 

Vol. IV, No. 10. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

912 North Kansas Avenue. 

Topeka, Kansas, October, 1901. 


The Nkws has no "official" report of the Pacific Coast Re- 
union held October 3, 1901. We have a letter however from 
Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, secretary, which serves the purpose, 
and we are also able to g-ive some letters and papers read on the 
occasion. Our secretary cousin writes: — 

We had the larg-e banquet hall and parlor on the second 
floor of Golden Gate Hall, 625 Sutter St., where we have held 
three of our reunions now- Frank W. Kimball was there, and 
also Ada, his wife, and Mr. Sylvester Kdson Kimball, of Moun- 
tain View, Santa Clara county, Cal., a newcomer this year 
(No 1994), and Roy's sister, Mrs. Wrig^ht, and then Mrs. Clark 
and Miss Anna Kimball, of Melrose, came, and Roy, and the 
others came along- just after, but I was busy putting- up the chart 
and talking- — —talking- all day. Mrs. Grace M. and Gertie 
were there also before I arrived. Capt. Charles Lloyd K., of 
Healdsburg- and my sister Alice helped put up the chart, across 
the folding- doo'rs, and Mr. Sylvester E. K. was pleased that I 
had inserted his line (thoug-h not in Ed Hobart's fine penman- 
shipY. I also added Mrs. J. W. Hunter's line. She wrote me 
from Norfolk, Virg-inia, that she would be here during- the Epis- 
copal Convention and wanted to meet me, as we had been corre- 
sponding-, ' r> Burnham g-enealog-y &c., for some time, and I 
found out she was also a Kimball, so I sent her word to come to 
the reunion, "and the letter' missed her there^ but followed' her 
here, and she came up the day before to tell me she would be de- 
lig-hted to be with us. Her tall son. Dr. James Wilson Hunter 
Jr., called with her, and I understand her three daug-hters are 

also with her two, perhaps, as she mentioned two, but said she 

had three; and her husband came with her to the reunion and 
they appeared to thoroug-hlvenioy it. This is her line, which 
she says is also the line of Beniamin Ide Wheeler, President of 
the University of California. If so I shall have to send him an 
invitation next year, as we shall be very g-lad to claim him if he 
belpiig-s "to us. : 

338 Kimball Family News, 

Richard Kemball m. Ursula Scott, 
Benjamin Kimball m. Mercy Hazeltine, 

(1) David Kimball m. Elizabeth Gage, and had: 

1 Aaron, who m. Susanna Smith, and had: 
a Abraham, your ancestor 
b Samuel, who m., first, Susanna Jewett and had: 

Captain Joseph, who m. Nancy Currier, they havino- 
been grandparents of Mrs. Stella B. (Georg-e) Rotner 
of this city. : 

3 David, whom. Mary Wilson and had: 

a Captain Reuben, great-g-raudfather of Roy Thurston 

Kimball, of this city, 
b Asa, who m. Mary Eastman, they being- g-reat-g-rand- 
parents of the late Levi Woodbury Kimball, of Oakland. 
3 Jeremiah, m. Elizabeth Head, and had: 

No. 245 Reuben, m. (1) Hannah Annis, and had No 569 Rich- 
ard m. Betsey Judkins, and had No. 1183 Truman — not 
I Freeman — m. Anna L. Brown, and had No. 1994 Sylves 
ter Edson Kimball, of Mountain View Cal. ' 

(2) Richard Kimball (brother of David), m. Mehitable Day, and had: "^ 

1 Benjamin, m. Priscilla Hazen, ancestors of Hon. Leonard A 
Morrison. ^ P 1 

2 Job, m. Mary Green, ancestors of Thomas Level Kinlall 
of Oakland. 

3 Richard, m Jemima Gag-e, and had: 

Hannah Kimball, who m. Benjamin Wheeler Jr., and 
had: Amos Wheeler, who m Dorcas Emerson, and had 
Joan Wheeler, who m. James Ayer, and had: Harriet 
Ayer, who m. Edward A. Barnes, of Accomac county, 
Virg-inia, and had: Lizzie Ayer Barnes, who m. James 
Wilson Hunter of Princess Anne county, Va., residing" 
at Norfolk, Va., and they have four children: Dr. James 
Wilson Hunter, Harriet, Cornelia and Eloise Dexter. 
(1 find I have left out an important item m connection with the ab(7ve 
named Benjamin and Priscilla (Hazen) Kimball, viz: their son John m. 
Anna Aj^er, they being- g-reat-grand parents of Captain Frederick M. Kim- 
ball ofTopeka.) 

Mrs. Hunter could not tell me whether it was the above 
named Joan Wheeler, or her father, Amos Wheeler, whose broth- 
er was ancestor of Benjamin Ide Wheeler, of Berkeley, Cal. 

Another early arrival at the reunion was Edwin Kimball, of 
Walnut Creek, over in Alameda county, who had to drive fifteen 
miles throug-h the hills to reach the ferry to come to the city: his 
wife also came to the reunion early; She was not with us be- 

Every year seems to bring- in more new cousins, but 1 am 
sorry that they do nofall come. This year, besides those I have 
mentioned, we had with us a very bright young cousin, who also 
belongs partly in your jurisdiction, John Hovey Kimball, broth- 
er of EUwood Davis Kimball, of Wichita, Kansas. He made the 
speech of the day and we have taken him into our midst as one 
of us, though I presume you will assert a prior claim. He is in 
the city for a while, he says. He is a very talented young man, 
a ready speaker, and will make his mark in the world before 

October 1901. 


long-. He says that, on pag-e 992 of the History, there should be 
added under his name, g^raduated, A. B., Beloit, 1893, and B. 
I>. of Yale Theolog-ical Seminary, May, 1896. 

Below I g-ive you a list of those present at the reunion, as 
per their sig-natures on roll and from my own recollection, as I 
think several did not sig-n the roll: 

Frank VVillard Kimball, 

Mrs. Ada Jane (Winans) Kimball 

John Albion Kimball. 

Jobn Carpenter Kimball, 

Mrs. Lila May Kimball, 

Miss Anna Amy Kimball, 

Mrs. Joan (Kimball) Clark, 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Kimball) Tupper, 

Mrs Grace M. (Tenney) Kimball, 

Miss Gertrude May Kimball, 

Mrs. Mary Gilmer Dnnn, 

Joseph Hoyt Kimball, 

Mrs. Alma (Bruce) Kimball, 

Mrs. Martha (Atwood) Kimball, 

Roy Thurston Kimball, 

Sylvester Edson Kimball, 

Mrs. Stella B. Rotner, 

John Hovey Kimball, 

Charles Lloyd Kimball, 

Dr. Margaret Viola Kimball, 

Miss Gei evieve Kimball, 

Mrs. Maranda Kimball, 

Ellis A. Kimball, 

Mrs. Mary Anne (Cloug-h) Kimball 

Miss M. Alice Kimball, 

Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, 

Mrs. Elisha Barnum Kimball, 

Edwin Kimball, 

Mrs. Jennie L. Kimball, 

Rev. Theodore F Burnham, 

Mrs. Lucia (Adams) Burnham, 

Miss Grace Adams McPherron, 

Miss Rebecca M. Kimball, 

James Wilson Hunter, 

Mrs. L. A. B. Hunter, 

Mrs. Viola R. (Kimball) Tays, 

819 Market St., San Francisco 

1714 Mason St., 

Melrose, Alameda Co., CaL 

220 Oak St., San Francisco. 
1010 Market St., Oakland. 

3719, 23d St., San Francisco. 
914 Castro St., Oakland. 

220 Oak St., San Francisco. 
1230 Geary St., 
Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., Cal. 
1909 Leavenworth St., San Francisco. 
1024 Pine St., 

Healdsburg-, Sonoma Co., Cal. 

Seminary Park, Alameda Co., Cal. 
Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co , CaL 

302.5 Sacramento St., San Francisco. 

Walnut Creek, Alamenda Co., Cal. 

475 Eddy St., San Francisco. 

Vallejo, Solano Co., Cal. 

(1. il n 

Los Ang-eles. Cal. (U. C, Berkeley) 

2912 Howard St., San Francisco. 

Norfolk, Virginia. 

Jonathan Gilman, Colebrook, New Hampshire (guest of Roy) 

Mrs. John Simpson Kimball, 
Miss Elizabeth A. Kimball, 
Mrs. Alice (Kimball) Campbell, 
A. J. Campbell, 

Napa, Cal 
St of I 
Seminary Park, Alameda Co., Oal. 

Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands. 

Miss M. Ida Kimball, 
Mrs. Gracia (Sprague) Pillsbury, 
Miss Grace Isabelle Kimball, 
Mrs. Marion F. Kimball, 
Master Kimball, 

1693 Fell St., San prancisco. 
1831 Fell St., 
3781, 17th St.. 
1005 Golden Gate Ave. 

And in the evening-, at Roy's house, 1230 Gear} St. : 
Elisha Barnum Kimball, 3025 Sacramento St., San Francisco. 

Christian Frederick Kimball, 318 Pine St., " 

Mrs. Charles Kimble, 1509 Taylor St. 

Master George Edward Kimble, " '' " •* 

340 • Kimball Fdiiiily News, 

Frank Willard Kimball, 

Mrs. '' '' . '' 

John Albion Kimball, 

Mrs. Eiisha liarnum Kimball, 

Miss Eima Lovisa Kimball, 

John Hovey Kimball, 

Miss M. Alice Kimball, 

Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, / 

Mrs, ytella B. Rotner, 

Mr. John Carpenter Kimball, 

J. Hoyt Kimball, 

Mrs. ■• 

lildwin Kimball, 

Mrs. '' 

At the hall, we had lunch about one o'clock, and the speaking 
and sinking- lasted until nearly half-past three. Frank W. 
made the address of welcome, and as John Simpson Kimball, 
President, was not there, he acted as presiding- olhcer, he bein^ 
Vice President. He makes a splendid presiding- ofticer too. He 
kept thing-s moving- all day. Mrs. Pillsbury sang-, and then 
Dr. Burnham made some witty remarks, alluding- especially to 
the obedience of Kimball wives (Mrs. Burnham is of that fam- 
ous Katon Grang-e family of Kimballs — E)atons — Adamses, at 

Sutton, N. H., and is a lovely woman) when their coachman 

upset the carriag-e, out went the Kev. Dr., and lit hard, and 
Mrs. B. immediately followed, and since then if he complains 
of a pain or ache she immediately says she has one too, &c., &c., 
He calls himself , and others who have married into tne family, 
an annex, and then referred to the wild olive grafted into the 
g-ood olive, &c. He is a g-ood speaker, and we enjoyed hearing- 
him very much. I forg-ot one thing-, to which Dr. Burnham re- 
ferred with much feeling-, and that is, "that we didn't sit down 
at table and immediately proceed to eat, as the hog-s do but first 
asked the divine blessing-;" Captain, or Deacon, Charles Lloyd 
Kimball invoked the blessing- immediately after we finished the 
g-rand march, circling- around the hall several times and then 
lining- up at table and standing- while he said grace. 

1 wish I could repeat all the nice things John Hovey Kim- 
ball said, but did not take notes, and so we miss the best speech 
of the day. 

Capt. Kimball read a fine address on the events of the past 
year, referring 'especially to the visit here and death of the 

Mr. Jonathan Oilman, of Colebrook, N. H., a cousin of Roy 
T. Kimball and his guest during the Episcopal Convention here, 
made a good speech, and was followed by Mrs. Mary A. Clough 
Kimball, of Piilo Alto, my mother, who referred to her being 
compelled to study a certain amount of genealogy, against her 
will, and that she had noticed the Kimballs seemed to be related 

October 1901. 341 

to every other family in the United States, and so, of course, to 
those in England, and so on back to Noah, &c., &c. (I was 
thankful she didn't say anything- about Christian Science, as she 
had threatened to do. Dr. Burnham referred to the various 
forms of religion represented in the family, and I myself noticed 
that v^e had with us representatives of the Episcopal, Congre- 
gational, Presbyterian, Baptist, Universalist and Christian 
Science churches.) 

Mrs. Joan Kimball Clark was down on the program for an 
address, but she begged off, and so did I, substituting instead 
the communications I had received, as Secretary of the Kimball 
Association of California, as we have named ourselves, among 
these being letters from Mrs. Maria [Freeman] Graj, now at 
Millington, Mass., G. W. Kimball of Roseburg, Oregon, Mrs. 
Easton and Mrs. Gushee, of Berkeley, Major Gorham Gates 
Kimball, of Red Bluff, and Sumner I. Kimball, of Washington, 
D. C. 

Following Frank Ws welcome, Roy T. Kimball made some 
happy remarks, referring to the beautiful yellow leather badges 
which all wore as "leather medals." These badges, by the way, 
were presented to us by Roy, and were made from kid skins 
prepared at his tanneries, and he says many of the skins were so 
small that only one badge could be cut from them. They are 
the handsomest badges we have yet had, the coat-of-arms, which 
we adopted at our last reunion as the emblem, or insignia, of the 
family, showing up in great style. 

Our German Kimball cousin, Christian F., was married in 
September to Miss Reimers, the announcement of their engage- 
ment having been first made to the family generally at the last 
reunion. It seems they are still on their wedding tour, and the 
reunion invitation reached him at Redding, in northern Califor- 
nia, and he came to this city as fast as trains could bring him, 
but missed the reunion by a couple of hours or so, arriving just 
as we, the last of us. were leaving the hall, but he came out to 
Roy's in the evening, and I think enjoyed meeting the cousins 
again, as we did him. We were sorry his wife could not be with 
him, as we had anticipated having them bcth with us this year. 
He is a bright young lawyer of this city, and although he is of 
German descent, one recognizes the Kimball resemblance; his 
grandfather's uncle, — Kimball, was born in the house in which 
the family had lived for exactly two hundred years previously, 
back to that John George Kimball, the English soldier, who 
went to Germany during the troubles with the League and mar- 
ried an heiress and settled down there. You will doubtless re- 
member the account prepared for me, and sent to Prof. Sharp- 
ies of this young' man's grandfather, who was quite a scholar. 
(See Vol I Family Nkws) Christian F. wished his vvife's name 

342 Kimball Family News, 

to appear in the 'list I am sending- jou, but as that would hardly 
be proper, she not being- actaully present, I take this way of say- 
ing- that I know she would have had a very pleasant time if she 
had been there, and we all missed her, as she is our only bride 
this year. I enclose a newspaper clipping- which C. F. handed 
me for the "News," which g-ives a fair Picture of him, but not 
as nice looking- as he really is, I think; he is blonde, with a 
piercing- blue eye, a typical Kimball eye. He left the house 
early in the evening-, as he had to attend a meeting- of the Mis- 
sion Improvement Club, of which he is President, and later g-o to 
Oakland. Politics are in full blast here now, a municipal elec- 
tion being on. 

After the speaking- &c. in the hall we held a business meet- 
ing- and elected the following- officers for the coming- year: 

President, Frank; Willard Kimball. 

First Vice-President, Charles Lloyd Kimball. 

Second " Roy Thur&lon Kimball. 

Recording Secretary, Miss M. Alice Kimball. 

Corresponding" " Miss Sarah Louise Kimoall. 

Librarian, Miss Gertrude May Kimball. 

Treasurer, Roy Thurston Kimball. 

Immediately preceding- the election of officers we adopted a 
constitution; the preamble is as follows: — 

With justifiable pride in our honored family name and ancestry, 
and appreciatiug- the value to ourselves and our descendants of a 
Kimball Association on the Pacific Coast, we, the undersig-ned, being 
of Kimball name or blood, and g-rateful to Almig-hty God for our 
manifold blessing-, do hereby adopt this constitution for our govern- 

Following- the settling- of the form of the constitution &c. our 
Treasurer Roy T. K. read his report, omitting- some important 
matters which I presume he thoug-ht would look as though he 
wanted his name too prominently before the family, and when I 
questioned the accuracy of his report he pretended to be terribly 
offended. However, the report was adopted as read. Votes of 
thanks were given to Roy T. and Frank W. for our badg-es and 
the "Courier." also in appreciation of my supposed services to 
the family, and then we adjourned, to meet at 7 P. M. at 123*- 
Geary St. 

Alice and I dined with Ada, Frank and John A., in their 
cosy flat out in the Mission, and afterwards stayed there over 
nig-ht, We all went out to Roy's about eig-ht o'clock, and found 
some of the cousins already there, J. Hoyt Kimball playing- but- 
ler and his wife maid, as the guests arrived, the Fields having* 
given up the house to Roy and his family for the evening. Af- 
ter general conversation singing &c., supper was served 
in Roy's usual elaborate fashion, and our young cousin, 
John Hovey Kimball, said grace. Frank W. proposed, and the 
motion was carried, that Hon. Theodore Roosevelt, President 

Octbber 1901. 343 

of the United States, be elected an honorary member of our 
association. Both he and Roy spoke, at the hall and also at the 
house, quite at leng-th to the effect that it was of the uttnost im- 
portance that the whole family should support you in your val- 
ua,ble historical work in ptiblishing- the "Newsv'' and I think you 
w^ll hereafter receive more support from thjs- section than appar- 
ently ha$ been the case heretdfore. We all aippreciate the paper, 
and loveit, and want it continued, and I do hope that our east- 
ern cousins will see the importance of lending* it substantial 
financial support. 

I am sorry not to be able to g-ive you more complete: memo- 
randa of some of the really g-ood speeches. Our g-ood cousin, 
William^Parker Kimball, called on me a couple of days before the 
reunion, saying- he had visited over a hundred cities, all up 
though the Great Northwest, since last,, year at this time, and 
was that, evening- departing on another. Ijong trip, this time 
thropg-h the East. I hope he will be iable to call pn you. He 4^ 
a splendid speaker, and= we miss him ^Y;(];|en he is not with Us. 
He comes of a family of orators, tempeYance lecturers, ministers,"' 
his grandfather's brother being Rev. David Tenn^y,.K«mbai*lv 
whose portrait appears in the History. William ParkeKKcmbaH^ 
is traveling- for the Western 'Library .^,ss<^ciat\€x:pi ^wo of his 
children attend the U. C, at Berkeley ' ^ ,; y >- r ^ "-'' 

I forgot, to tell yoii Mrs. Burnham, of Vajlejoi broU-gKt' wfth 
her, to show to theoou^in^-, a simpler worked by her father's 
mot,her, Betsey (Kimball) Adams, No. 1248, who was born Au- 
g-ust 29t^, 1777, as stated 0% the sampler and in the History. It 
is anJnteresting- relic of theold daysv You will remember that 
you pu^t)lished her photograph, taiken. from an old dag-uerreotype, 
since bur reunion last year, at^'which time. Mrs. John Smalley 
Adams, of Oakland (he sort of fLemuel Adams Jr., and brother 
of ]^rs. Burnham's father, Caleb Kimball Adams), had the pic- 
ture ,wnth her at Golden Gate Hall. Our cousin, J. Hoy^ Kim- 
ball, (chang-e his address to 914 Castro St. , Oakland), is much 
interested in these things, being- an artist himself. I, understand 
he has painted some beautiful miniatures for Roy T.. Kimball of 
his mother and some others of his family, but have not seen- 
them. ,, . l^' 

And we elected Mrs. Dr. E^na Field an honorary member 
of our org-anization, -at the evening- session at the house, Roy 
lives with the P'ields, Charles K.' and the Dr., he also a hig-h 
Mason. v^ .'■ •'■■ 

There is another matter—sometime since I sent you an item 
about Col. Fremont Older and Mina, his daug-hter, being- Kim- 
balls. He is business manager of the "Bulletin" of this city., or 
rather, managing- editor I believe. This is the way the story 
goes: No 136 Boyce Kimball sr's son. No. 354 Richard Kimball, m. 

344 Kimball Fdmily News, 

Nancy Bullard; their dau. Charlotte Maria Kimball, m. Lewis 
[not Louis] Smith Aug-ur, he now living* with Mrs. Huldah [Kim- 
ball] Osborne, E. 16th St. and Seventh Ave., East Oakland, Cal., 
and their dau. Celia Augfur m. Justin [?] Older, whose mother 
was a Lucy (Kimball) Older. They all lived at Leyden, N. Y., 
and these last were parents of Col. Fremont Older, of this city, 
who m. Emma Fing-er, dau. Theodore and Mina [Fing-er] Fing-er, 
and they had Allen Older and Wilhelmina Ethelwyn Older. 

Address delivered by Frank Willard Kimball before the 
fifth annual reunion of the Kimball Family on the Pacific 
Coast. Golden Gate Hall San Francisco, October 3, 1901. 

Members of the Kimball Family; Ladies and Gentlemen:— 
I should be false to my Kimball nature, and to every 
sentiment of g-ratitude I possess and reverence, did I not at the 
outset express to you how deeply and sincerely I appreciate the 
hig-h honor and the disting-uished compliment of presiding- over 
the deliberations of this, our fifth annual reunion. The event 
which has called us togfether ai this time is one to which we have 
looked forward with unvarying- interest for the past twelve 
months; and on behalf of our association, it becomes myg-racious 
privileg-e and pleasing- duty to herewith extend to you, one and 
all, a g-enuine KIMBALL welcome. Now, if never before, do I 
vainly wish for the ability of a Hawthorne or an Emerson, that 
some fitting- words, some beautiful covering mig-ht be found in 
which to clothe the thoug-hts that fill my heart, as I look over this 
assembly of Kimballs convened more than three thousand miles 
distant from where our Puritan ancestor landed 267 years ag-o. 
It is truly an auspicious occasion and the goodly number of Kim- 
balls present is a fitting- expression of the desire and the love the 
descendants of Richard Kimball have of embracing; the oppor- 
tunity to promote family fiaternizing, and thus bring about a 
closer union of ALL the descendants of our Very Great Grand- 
father. A family gathering such as this stands out clear, dis- 
tinct, unique and definite in our social economy, and next to the 
home, represents the noblest principles on earth-calculated to at 
once arouse the higher impulses within us, and better qualify us 
to meet the ,vital questions concerning national and home life. 
Certainly in these days of violent industrial commotion, when 
the wheels of commerce have been blocked in may sections, and 
the normal and healthy flow of business has been interrupted 
over wide areas: aye, in these days when the life of our most 
beloved Chief Magistrate-the greatest American of the greatest 
nation God ever gave to man-is ruthlessly taken by the hand of a 
cov/ardly assassin, causing^ eighty million hearts to bleed with 

October 1901. 345 

mournful sorrow, there is eminent need of men of robust manhood, 
quiet deportment, strict integrity of character, hig-h moral pur- 
poses, and above all men of American ideas. I urg-e that these 
are all hig-h-bred virtues for which the Kimball family has been 
noted, and may they be as significant of the family in the future, 
and make the Kimball name as resplendent as in the past. We 
are told that 128 Kimballs served in the War of the Revolution, 
and right here let me tell you that one thing needed to-day in 
this country is more of the spirit of the fathers of the Revolution, 
for so long as the spirit of Bunker Hill and Yorktown is fanned 
by the breath of prayer, fed by the culture of our free school sys- 
tem, nurtured in homes of the character the Kimball family repre- 
sent, and defended by that patriotism which animated our fathers, 
the precious legacy of liberty which they transmitted to us, will 
never be imperiled by the criminal endeavors of an alien class, 
whose misfortunes of birth and education forbid them to appreci- 
ate the blessings of freedom enjoyed under the flag of a free re- 
public. I trust this occasion may prove to be one pleasant remem- 
brance to us all, and that when we separate, it may be with a re- 
newed and a united determination to put forth efforts as never 
before in the interest of our association. If the axiom that '4n 
union there is strength" is true of the great commercial and po- 
litical interests of the world, it is equally true of the union of the 
children of Richard Kimball into an association such as this gath- 
ering represents. Let us then on these recurring reunion days 
gather new faith, and labor more zealously to instill into the 
minds of the present as well as in the rising generation, a more 
whole-souled love of family ancestry, a more fearless study of our 
genealogical lines, more devoted interest in, and intelligent ap- 
preciation for our family tree. 

Red Bluff, Cal., Sept. 29th., 1901. 
Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, 

Mills Building, 

V San Francisco. 

My Dear Cousin: — 

I received your programme for our Fifth Annual Reunion 
and am very glad to know that you are religiously keeping up 
the faith. I am sorry that my health will not permit me to jiiitt 

For the past year, my health has been very poor and I sel- 
dom leave my home. I ride to my office most every day and re- 
main a short time. I predict for you a very pleasant t^me at the 
family reunion. 

Personally, I probably know very few who will be there, 
but I consider it an excellent thing for the families to meet, be- 

346 Kimball Famih^ News, 

come acquainted and enjoy each other's society. 

So far as I have been able to tra^e the tribe, they are a very 
creditable lot of people, and I wish you all much pleasure and 
prosperity. I herewith enclose my check for live dollars to help 
:3^ou out in expenses. 

With my kindest reg'ardsto'you all, I am, '""l' 
* " •• .(. verv truly, 


^ Washington, September 2:3, 190 L 
Miss Sarah Louise Kimball,, • , ; • ji [i^ v^ 

Miss Grace Isabelle Kimball, and ^ V 

Mf. Ernest E,.'Kimbail, / • --^ /■ •" -^^^-^ '". V"', ., ..r^ . ' 
Committee-^ on Invitation and'Printitig-, 1 ' 

, ,,^ Fifth Annual Reiitiion, Kimball Family, 

' -1 ^ ^ San FranciscoV California. ' 

■I bes: to acknov^ledg-e, very g-ratefully,' the receipt of' your 
kind invitation to be present at, the Fifth Annual Reiinion of the 
Kimball Family^on the Pacific Coast, w:hich is to take place on, 
the 3d proximo. ". * ^ :> ' ' ' ' 

I am sure the occasion will be delig-htful, and I shou^ld like 
to be present to enjoy the feast of reason and flow of 'soul, anci,. 
perhaps, to tell the company how little I know and how much X^ 
think of the Kimball family. . ' .^ - 

in the first place, it is a grei^t family, and \vould have been 
a g-ood cleal greater if our American cousins had been half as 
blest of Providence as some of our Eng-Ti-^h kin, one of whom, t'he 
Reverend William, of Brandon, was pater familias of thirty-two 
children, as I read on page 11 of. the History of the Kimball 
Family. Had he been born earlier, how.,easily might he have been 
pater patriae! However, we have got along tolerably well, I 
think, in America when it takes twelve hundred sblid octavo 
pages to tell ever so briefly about thos^ whom Brothers Morrison 
and Sharpies were able to hunt up-and still there are otherp. . 

But I do not by any means found on mere numbers my great- 
est pride in the family. When it comes to battalions numbec-s 
are exceedingly important, as everybody kno;ws, and \vere the 
family especially a fighting one it could muster a pretty heavy 
column; but while it has had its share of good, some ver\ distin- 
guished soldiers, the high status it has held and still holds in 
the walks and arts of peace may well delight us most. 

*'As a family", says Mr. Morrison in his .general introduc- 
tion, "it has not been distinguished for men who were leaders in 
thought", which is true; but, on the other han^, I think it is and 

October 1901, 347 

has been rather sig-nally disting-uished for men of thought- 
thoughtful men. Rarely have I known a Kimball who was not 
what may be called thoug-htful or even serious, rather then lig'ht 
or frivolous. Indeed, as I run over the pages of the History, the 
portraits there are of persons whose features show substantial 
qualities — "reliable men and women", as Mr. Morrison well 
adds to the words I have just quoted. These are- the men and 
women who do the world's important, practical work, and after 
all are they not the true leaders?- — they who mold and work out 
the thing's that make for the g-eneral g-ood— good families, good 
communities, good, and therefore, great states and great nations? 
Leaders in thought are rare, and are they not generally those 
who have simply wrought together the common thoughts of 
others, and thereto added, maybe, a mite of their own? 

Decision of character which, of course, is not to be found 
without many exceptions in any numerous family, has seemed to 
me to be one of the general characteristics of the Kimballs. 
They may not be especially aggressive pioneers, but they are 
good conservative "stayers" such men as Polonius would have 
when he says, "give every man thine ear, but few thy voice. 
Beware of entrance to a quarrel, but being in, bear it that the 
opposer may beware of thee" etc. I think a good many of us 
know a lot of Kimballs like this Shakespearean ideal. 
Peaceable are they, but not pusillanimous— law-abiding and 
law-respecting. At this moment I can recollect only one whose 
name I have seen in the Police Court columns; that one is there 
very often it is true — but then he is the man on the bench, not 
at the bar— Judge I. G. Kimball of this city, a grave, reverend, 
and most excellent type of the judicial Kimballs. Those I have 
met have been generally (uniformly, I think) conciliatory and 
ever ready to waive a point for the sake of peace, so that the 
waiver involved no principle— of that they have been pretty 

But I will not pursue the subject further, inviting as it is, ex- 
cept to mention one more characteristic of at least my own an- 
cestry, and that is longevity. My father, who was born in the 
year 1800, lived to be 88 and bade fair to round out the century, 
which I believe he would have done but for an unfortunate 
accident; one of my aunts lived to be 104, and one of my uncles 
is now living and well at the age of 90. My grantifather had 
ten children, the first of whom that died and the one that died 
youngest was 67 years old. He was a physician and his death 
was due to pneumonia contracted on a drive of twenty miles, in 
the night and during a furious storm, to visit a patient. 

Now, should you be inclined to remark [after all I have said 
about the exemplary lives of the Kimballs] that these certainly 
were "toughs" I suppose I cannot deny you, although as the law- 

348 Kimball Pdmily News, 

yers say, T may still "confess and avoid". 

This longevity characteristic is one that I trust every Kim- 
ball present at the Reunion will resolve to m.anifest to the very 
last degree, and most cordially do I pray that they may all suc- 

And now I beg to tender to one and all a most sincere greet- 
ing of the heart, which I devoutly wish might also be one of the 
hand. My business here, however, is so pressing that I cannot 
posiibly get the time to cross the continent. I hope that every- 
body who can be present will be, and that your meeting may be 
one of joy long to be remembered. 

Sincerely yours, 


The San Francisco Evening Post of October 3, the day of 
the California Kimball Family reunion gave a generous report 
of the afternoon proceedings, under the title, "An Interesting 
Kvent to Perpetuate Some Historical Memories." It accompani- 
ed this report with a three column half tone, showing portraits 
of John Albion Kimball, Roy Thurston Kimball, John Carpenter 
Kimball, Willard S. Kimball (of San Luis Obispo) and of Frank 
Willard Kimball. The Post closes its report as follows: — 

"The Kimball family in America is descendant from a com- 
mon ancestor, Kichard Kimball, of Rattlesden. Suffolkshire, 
England, who emigrated to America in 1634 and settled in Mas- 
sachusetts, Since then his family has spread to nearly every 
civilized section of the New World, and, as one historian of the 
race remarks, his descendants are now like the sands of the sea- 
shore for multitude — they are now scattered from Ocean to ocean 
and from the lakes to the gulf. 

According to the family history, one of the family, Colonel 
Edward Cleveland Kimball, attained the distinction of having 
established the first history published in California." 

The News has received one of those Roy T. Kimball's leath- 
er badges so favorably mentioned in the story of the recent Pa- 
cific Coast reunion printed in this number. It is certainly a very 
exquisite affair and well merits all that is said in its praise. 
Those California cousins of ours are never satisfied with any- 
thing that is not the very best, and Roy never stops till he gets 
to the highest point. 

The present issue of the Nkws may be considered a Califor- 
nia edition. It well illustrates, however, the way they have of 
doing things on the Pacific Coast, and will not be without inter- 
est to others, and indeed it may be an inspiration to the Eastern 
and Mid-Continent members of the family. , 

October 19D1. 349 


CoNCOKD, N. H,, Nov. 12th, 190U 
G. F. Kimball, Topeka, Kansas. 

Dear Sir: Refering- to your article on pag'e 31*7, Vol. IV, 
1901, I will say the earliest in print of the Eastman's was pub- 
lished in 1867 by Rev. Lucius Root Eastman of Framing-ham, 

In his work he g-ives the name of Samuel Eastman's wife 
Elizabeth Severance. The most perfect work I have seen is by 
Mr. Hoy t of Providence, R. I., ' "Hoy t's early Amesbury fam- 

That g-ives the name as I have it, and he gives his reasons 
&c. Rev. Lucius Root Eastman g-ave as the children of Thomas 
and Abigail (French) about the same as I have, with an Abig-ail 
in addition, but if there was an Abigail she must have died 
young- as you will see by reading- the will of Thomas on pag-e 52 
that no mention is made of such a daug-hter. 

Neither did Mr. Eastman mention any other wife of Thom- 

This will I copied from the orig-inal now in the possesion of 
a g-reatg-rand daug-hter of his now residing in Danville, N. H. 

This will was entered on purpose to convince people con- 
trary to their traditions. Another point, suposing* Thomas had 
a daug-hter born as Mr. Eastman says, July 10, 1737, and married 
Col. Webster, she would have been at the date of her death 78 
years of ag-e, whereas her g-rave stone says she died Apr. 14, 
1816, ag-ed 76 years and six months. 

I have had numlerless people write that their ancestor was 
first cousin to Daniel Webster. I have been told many, many 
times about the "Three brothers" coming* over &c. 

Your critiscism could not have been otherwise if you criti- 
cised at all. I see you know how such work is, and but few real- 
ise that a little thing- makes somtimes a g-reat chang-e in the 

You will find the ancestry of Judg-e Cross's wife on pag*e 
448, part V, Eastman history. 

Yours very truly, 

Guy S. Rix. 

I'll tell you this: Beyond your narrow ken 

Blossoms a sphere whose glories are so rare 
That all the honors won by sword or pen 

Are worthless, vague— beneath compare. 
You need but to touch Love's inspiring 3hord, 

And feel the fanning of Hope's subtle breath, 
To learn that life has limitless reward 

That is not bounded by the change called death. 

James D. Ktmbai.i,, 

350 Kimball Pdmily News, 


On pag-e 241, March News 1899 was shown a view of the 
Farmers' Bank of Sunbury, Ohio, an institution of which Otis 
Hinklej Kimball was president. The late summer number of 
the News also contained a portrait and sketch of his uncle, J. H. 
Kimball, then lately deceased, and the same number announced 
the serious illness of the nephew. His death occured Aug-ust 8, 
1901 after three months of suffering*. He was born in Sunbury, 
June 13, 1855, a descendant of the Lebanon, N. H. Kimballs, 
[Elisha] . He was g-reatly beloved as a relative and hig-hly re- 
spected as a citizen (History pag^e 683.) 

In the appointment of the various state committees by the 
Illinois Federation of Woman's Clubs, Mrs. Caroline A. Kimball 
of Blooming-ton, has a place on the committee on Library 

The sentiments expressed in the address of Frank Willard 
Kimball, and in the letter of Gen. Sumner I. Kimball, to be 
tound elsewhere in this number of the News, may be studied 
with profit. 

Dr. James Putman Kimball leaves his Montana ranch in 
charg-e of his two sons, Russell and Farley. His Eastern ad- 
dress is Union Club, New York City. History pag-e 743, News 
pages 303-305, 1901. 

Two more parts of the Eastman History have been pub- 
lished. It IS of unusual interest. On another pag-e may be 
found a letter from Mr. Rix, the compiler, refering to an article 
on pag-e 317 of the News, relating- to Daniel Webster's descent 
from Richard Kimball's daug-hter. 

Carl W. Kimball, son of F. M. Kimball of Topeka, is now 
doing Colorado and Kansas, buying- apples by the thousand bar- 
rels for the Austin Kimball Company of New York with which 
firm he has been connected for several years. His wife has 
spent the summer in Kansas and in the mountains, greatly to the 
benefit of little Richard and the still young-er Elizabeth. 

A Kansas paper says: 

At the meeting of the county central committee last Satur- 
day A. B. Kimball, of Scandia, was appointed secretary in place 
of C. C. Canfield, resig-ned, and C. A. Kimball was appointed 
committeman for Courtland township to fill vacancy caused by 
the removal of Wm. Bateman from the county. Two better se- 
lections could not have been made. ^ 

October 1901. 351 


From the Chicag-o Tribune: 

A newly discovered will disposing: of the estate of Mrs. 
Laura C F. Kimball was filed in the Probate Court yesterday. 
If this will is found valid it VN^ill terminate the suit of the Ameri- 
can Female Guardian society of New York, residuary leg-atee 
under the former will, ag-ainst Charles F. Kimball, son of the 
testatrix, for an accounting- of his mother's estate. 

The new will makes Mr. Kimball sole leg-atee and is a curi- 
osity. It was written in pale ink on the back of a white envel- 
ope and was undated. It is as follows: 

''On account of the perplexites of life, of one being- asked 
for money so often, that all my friends fear I will not have any 
left, so I have concluded it was best to part with it, as I would so 
save all annoyances. Hence, I g-ive to my son all of my mortg-a- 
ges, real and personal estate, and all notes," 

The will was witnessed by C A. Linn and Flora B. Linn 
of Geneva, O., where Mrs. Kimball died on Oct. IL 1900. 
They appeared in court and testified before Judg-e Cutting- that 
on Feb. 20. 1897, she came to their house, asked for pen and 
ink, and then, takings the envelope from her pocket, wrote and 
sig-ned the note, which is offered as a will. 

The will first offered, several months ag-o, was dated July 
25, 1888, and in it the following- bequests were made: Charles F. 
Kimball, $25,000: Musa Cowan, g-randdaug-hter, Parsons, Kas., 
$10,000, the American Female Guardian society of New York, 
residuary legatee. The petition filed with the will at that time 
estimated the estate at $30,000, leaving- no residue. 

An inventory of the estate included "An open account with 
Charles W. Kimball for money loaned, $30,000." 

The New York society filed a bill in chancery asking" for an 
accounting- of this $30,000 open account. It is believed that 
now the validity of the envelope note, as intended for a final 
will, will be contested. Mr. Kimball is a loan broker in La 
Salle street. 


Born at Greenville, N. H., October 27, 1896, Doris Mabel 
Wheeler, daug-hter of Charles Thomas and Lena Harriet (Kim- 
ball) Wheeler [Family History, pag-e 995.] April 19, 1901, 
born to Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Wheeler, [as above] at Greenville, 
N. H. a daug-hter, Elsie Faze. 

The advent of this little maiden recalled the fact that the 
birth of Doris Mabel, which occured after the completion of the 
Family History and before the publication of the Kimball Fam- 
ily Nsws, had not been reported. 

Elsie Faze is the twelfth g-randchild of Marshall and Louisa 
Allen Kimball. 

352 Kimball Family News, 


Charles C. Kimball married in Wisconsin, Caroline A. Cool- 
idg-e. They had children: 

1. Henry, died 

2. Ada x\., married Fred C. Smith, Rochester, Minn. 

3. Zella A., married J. R. H. Latcham, Defiance, O. 

4. Charles R. Kimball, married Nellie B. Riblet, children: 

i Pearl, deceased, 
li Hazel, 
iii C. Harild. 
iv Ruth. 

V Klsie Jane, deceased. 

5. Mamie E. Kimball, married L. W. Barber. 

6. Esther Ann Kimball, married J. H. Deamer, Mendota, 


7. Gertrude A. Kimball, married Cook, Chicago, 

Wanted: — Name of father and grandfather of the above 
Charles C. Kimball, and full data in relation to all his 

Supplemental Notes to Fattiily History. 

Page 115—Hannah Kimball^ ' Richard^ Johns Samuel^, Rich- 
ards, Richard^) married, Feb. 2, 1772, Israel Balch of 
North Beverly, Mass. The newly married couple removed 
to Frances^town, N. H. where five children were born: 

Israel, June 29, 1773; Hannah, March 23, 1775; SaUy, 
Oct 13, 1778; Polly, Nov. 4, 1780; John, Oct 1, 1782. 
The Mother died about 1783 or 4. 

Of these children, John married at Chester, Vt., May 
12, 1803 Miss Lydia Reed. Eleven children were born of 
this marriage, the second being Achsah P. Balch, who 
was married to Hiram Whitney of Hartland, Vt- Eight 
children were born from this marriage, two of whom are 
still living, Sanford M. Whitney of Hartland, Vermont, 
who served in the 12th Vt. vol. infantry in 1862-3 and is 
now a Justice of the Peace in Hartland, Vt., and John B. 
Whitney of No. 519 Point Lobos avenue, San Francisco, 
Cal., who also served in the 12th Vt. vol. infantry in 
1862-3. J. B. Whitney has two sons who reside with him. 
in San Francisco, Cal., Elbert E., born in Rutland, Vt., 
Sept. 9, 1869. and Frank L., born at Port Henry, N. Y. 
March 4, 1877. 

[It may be seen the date of Hannah's marriage is given 
in the History as 1773 instead of 1772 as above.— Ed. Nkws] 

utimball'^ family uLews 

Vol. IV, No. 11. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

912 North Kansas Avenue. 

Topeka, Kansas, November, 1901. 


A MONO those who have interested themselves in the Family 
News D Kimball of Chicag-o has been active. Early in the 
year he offered and did send out personally addressed, the follow- 
ing- letter to many Kimball names, not subscribers. The NkWvS 
prints this letter, reg-retting- only that it sees no way to omit 
personal references without destroying- its force: — 

D'^ar Sir: — I presume you are familiar with the KIMBALL FAMILY 
HISTORY, recently published, also with the KIMBALL FAMILY NEWS, 
published for the last three years by Mr. G. F. KIMBALL in Topeka, 
Kansas, for our common interest and benefit. Mr. KIMBALL has publish- 
ed it at a financial loss, and, naturally, does not care to continue its pub- 
lication if it is not suft'iciently appreciated to insure at least the cash out- 
Jay. He is willino' to receive, arrang-e and publish the information that 
will 3orrect the HISTORY, complete and keep up to date the current his- 
tory of the Family, as far as can be obtained, if the cash expense is assur- 

I trust you are interested in this Family affair and will be g"lad to add 
your mite to the general fund of information and support, as I am sure 
you will apfree with me that it is of great importance and value to us to 
learn as much as we can about our ancestry and preserve for our children 
as complete a record of our current B^'amily history as possible. 

If there are several of the Family in your yicinity can you not form a 
local club or society to act in unison in this matter? If you can not form a 
seciety, can you not, asting- as a "committee of one," write to Mr KIM- 
BALL, assure him of your interest in and appreciation of the work he 
has been doing-, of your desire to see the News continued and 'plcdg'e him 
your own subscription to as many copies as you may feel able to carry, as 
well as of your influence in the matter in the way of inducing- others to 
subscribe and furnishing items and information for its pag-es? 

United effort of this kind on the part of the thousands of the KIM- 
BALL FAMILY will result in the most unique and valuable genealog'ical 
family history and record in existence, and ;ve certainly should have suf- 
ficient respect for our ancestors, as well as pride in ourselves and interest 
in our posterity to do our part in such a work, especially when the cash 
outlaj^ to each is but a dollar a year Of course each should contribute 
to the common fund of Family information all data, items, recollections, 
and matters of interst that are known, for publication. Mr KIMBALL'S 
splendid spirit of selfsacrifice and devotion to our common benefit should 
be adequately appreciated, recog-uized,and not only supported, butg-ladly 
and liberally rewarded. 

I shall be pleased to know that you will carry out these sug-g-estions, or 
act in some equally g-ood (or better) way to carry out the purposes out- 

354 Kimball Fdmily News, 

lined, with the enthusiasm and determination the cause deserves, and 
whicii always bring" success to every worthy endeavor. 

Yours fraternally 

D. Kimball. 

A principal reason for reproducing- the above letter is the 
fact that it caused one of the most severe criticisms of the Fam- 
ily History that has come to our notice. The name of the writer 
is not essential. He was a Kimball living- in the east, and he 
writes: — 

"The Kimball g-enealogical record prepared by the g-entlemen in Mas- 
sachusetts is valueless except for the early history of the family. 

Cause: Abominable proof reading* or none at all possibly. In iny own 
family seven or eight mistakes or transposition of dates — and misspelling- 
of name — absolutely without excuse. Two other branches of the family 
here have found theirs the same and we discredit the whole book — bad in 
execution, padded with absurd extraneous matter and pictures of people 
who jump at every chance for fame. I cannot get up any interest in the 
matter, but thank you for your trouble." 

This criticism is really ung-enerous, but I am sure not in- 
tentionally so. No one without considerable experience in com- 
piling- such a work as the Kimball, or any other Family History 
can have any conception of the difficulty in doing- perfect work. 
The imperfections are not often the result of faulty proof-reading-. 
Nor does the fault necessarily lie with the compiler. Not much 
of the material for such work is g-athered from orig-inal sources 
by an editor, althoug-h he may be compelled to do no little inves- 
tig-ation to verify and correct the material he has and unite it 
into a consistent whole- 

This material is larg-ely obtained by correspondence. It 
comes in all conceivable shapes. Some is g-ood and comprehen- 
sible. Much more is fragmentary, disconnected and incompre- 
hensible. Dates and full names are almost invariably wanting- 
in some particulars, and when g-iven, it is sometimes extremely 
difficult to tell just how to arrange them. Ninety-nine times in 
a hundred they must all be rewritten. Corrections are some- 
time's made by writing- one figure or letter over another and so 
leaving- it impossible to tell which one is intended for use. 
Ag-ain, very little can be determined by the sense of the phrase- 
Names and fig-ures are arbitrary. Unless as clear as print, no 
one can do more than g-uess at their power. In manuscript it is 
often impossible to tell Jan. from Jun. In written initials J. 
and I. are often indisting-uishable, and so of M. and W. and 
still more so of many of the small letters — n, u, m, w, r, y, g-, z, 
etc. One is puzzled to decide whether it is Warren or Warner, 
this one- Faye or Faze. And in his desire to avoid errors the 
editor is compelled to write from one to a dozen letters, and then 
fail in g-etting an answer. Is it any wonder that fifteen years 
were spent in preparing- the Kimball History, and most of that 
time after the substance of the work was already in hand. 

November 1901. 355 

Mr. Guy S. Rix of Concord, N. H. is now publishing- a His- 
tory of the Eastman Family. In his preface he says: — 

Mistakes will undoubtedly be found in the volume, but they exist, not 
for want of painstaking- efforts to avoid them, but generally from imperfect 
manuscripts and contradictory statements sent by members of the sa me 
family. Many persons would be surprised to see the errors in their own 
letters, which are frequently the result, not of ignorance, but of carless- 
ness. What is worth recording- at all is worth recording carefully and 
c jrrectly. 

A new edition of "Who's Who in America," has just been 
issued. Probably no work of a g-enealog-ical or biogTaphical 
character has ever received more careful editing- and proofread- 
ing than this. Yet the date of the birth of Charles Foster, late 
Governor of Ohio, is there given as 1888. We notice also nu- 
merous other misstatements of facts certainly not attributable to 
the editor. This simply illustrates the difficulty in getting such 
work absolutely correct in every detail. 

I certainly cannot agree with our critic-cousin when he says 
the History is padded with extraneous matter. On the contrary, 
in too many instances more ought to have been said. For in- 
stance, the occupation and last residence are omitted in too many 
cases, for which the editors were probably not responsible. 
Very few members are given more than a page, while many 
who have been more or less notable are barely mentioned. If 
any thing the work lacks in details as a family history. It is 
simply an outline record, imperfect, necessarily, and incomplete, 
but the equal of any of the numerous others that have been 

But what shall be said of the charge against the "pictures." 
I reallj wish that had not been made. They are family por- 
traits. If they are to be condemned, then all our individual family 
photographs should be committed to the flames. The family 
album has no place in the household. The family portrait gal- 
lery, where those who are able to have one, should be relegated 
to the attic, or banished altogether. 

What fame attaches to one whose "picture" is found in the 
family history? For a moment look over that list of illustra- 
tions, the two pages following the table of contents. Does the 
portrait of Deacon John Kimball add any luster to his character 
or make his fame the brighter? Blot out the record of his life 
and the history of Concord and of New Hampshire would be in 
part a blanl^. Does that old silhouette of the pioneer Joseph 
Kimball on page 323 add more to his fame than it gives pleas- 
ure to the reader who recalls an old method of preserving an 
outline resemblance of beloved friends and relatives before the 
art of photography was known. Is there need of a portrait of 
David Tenney Kimball, or of the now venerable Judge David 
Cross to add to their fame? Would a simple picture add to the 
celebrity of the Kimball piano or to its indomitable manufactur- 


3 56 Kimball Family News, 

er, William Wallace Kimball? Did Leonard Allison Morrison, 
whose literary work g-ained him a place in Allibone's Dictionary 
of Authors, or did Stephen Paschall Sharpies, who has a place 
in "Who's Who in America'^ need a picture in the Family Histo- 
ry to g-ive them additional fame? Or is the fame of Richard 
Burleig-h Kimball any less resplendant, or that of his father, be- 
cause their portraits are not g-iven. Did Sumner I. Kimball need 
a picture in the book to add honor to his work as Chief of the 
United States Life Saving- Service? D^es Harriet McB^en Kim- 
ball need a portrait to g-ive luster to her poetic g-ems, or to her 
modest christian character? Does not the pathetic ending* of 
Jason J. Kimball, that musical g-enius and loving* friend as one 
reads it, make one turn to his portrait in mournful interest, just 
as he looks in sorrow upon the palid face of a departed relative? 
And so one mig-ht g*o on with scores of others. The photo- 
g-raphs in the family album, the portraits in a family g*allery or 
in a family history, do not add larg-ely to the w^orldly fame of 
the subjects, but they are prized by those who hold them in lov- 
ing* remembrance. If no fame attaches to them beyond that of a 
facial resemblance, a mere portrait can never land them hig-h on 
the rolls of honor. 

As one studies the family history he cannot fail to reg*ret the 
absence of many portraits he would like to see. One would wel- 
come a picture of that Georg-e Kimball who stood by Lovejoy 
when he was shot down in Alton ; of Daniel the founder of Kim- 
ball Union Academy ; of Richard of Lebanon and of his son 
Richard Burleig-h, the author ; of Moses Kimball of Boston and 
many others that mig-ht be named, not because it would enhance 
their fame, but because it would g-ive additional pleasure to the 

The Kimball Family News has added somewhat to this 
family g-allery and is anxious to do more of it. We have reason 
to know that some readers were g-lad to see a portrait of Lieut- 
Governor Kimball of Rhode Island, who has just been re-elected 
by an increased majority. His work in that state, while in no 
sense is he a politician, was on a line with the political work of 
Theodore Roosevelt, and Seth Lowe who has just redeemed Great- 
er New York. We have never found these Kimball cousins over- 
anxious to seek fame by asking- the printing* of their pictures. It 
is far oftener more difficult to secure their consent than one could 

It will be admitted that we have devoted a larg-e amount of 
space to the criticism of our unmentioned cousin. We have done 
so in defence of the Family History. During- the past four years 
we have learned somewhat of the difficulties in the way of doing- 
satisfactory work along- this line. We have done the best we 
could. Will critics help us to do better? The field and oppor- 
tunities are larg-e; bear a hand. 

November 1901. 357 


ON pag-e 88 of the first volume of the Nkws (May 1898) Albert 
Barney Kimball mentions an interview he had some years 
before at Hot Spring's, Ark., with a man named, as he said, 
Kemball, and who seemed interested in g"enealog"ical studies 
and who could throw some lig-ht on one branch of the family. 
The News this month prints a memorial sketch of this member 
of the family, who, however spelled his name Kimbell. We 
have three branches using- this spelling. The first was Martin 
Nelson Kimbell, an early settler of Chicag-o (see News for May 
1898, pag-e 95, and the November number for supplementary 
notes.) This branch of the family is now well located. Then 
there is another branch represented by James B. Kimbell of Col- 
umbus, Ga., about which we have no information. It may be 
that these two, James B., and the late John D. Kimbell who 
came from North Carolina, belong- to the same line. The News 
hopes to learn more in regard to their family record. 

It is known that not all the southern branches of the family 
were closely akin. The Rollin Hibbard Kimball branch of 
Garfield. Ga., with connections in the Carolinas and Texas, de- 
scended from Joseph of Plainfield, N. H. (See Family News, 
1898, pag-es 153 and 177.) 

The Familv History mentions cases like that of Abraham 
(579) who went to Alabama where he died, but of whose de- 
scendants born there we know nothing-. Capt. F. M. Kimball 
of Topeka, (1865) when serving- as county clerk in Virg-inia, 
found on record names of Kimballs who have never yet been 
placed in any part of our family historj . Another branch is 
that of William Kimball and his sister Mrs. Clark, whose moth- 
er recently died in Indiana, with near relatives living- somewhere 
in the South, none cf whom have any j.^lace in the family record. 

If this record can ever be made up, no doubt these unplaced 
members of the family, some of whom have acquired promi- 
nence, will be found to be directly descended from these wan- 
derers from the north. 

Passeng-ers who came from Nome on the steamer John S. 
Kimball, report that g-reat suffering- will be felt this winter in 

A fire at Stratford, N. H., Nov. 12, destroyed Kimball's 
hardwood mill and several storehouses and dryhouses, causing- a 
loss of $20,000 on building-s and stock, partly covered by 

358 Kimball Family News, 


A PROOF of the first article in this issue was submitted 
to a dozen or more of our most intellig-ent and scholarly 
readers with the question, "Shall we print the whole or in 
part?" The replies have been interesting-. No. 1 says, Boil it 
down. No. 2 says. Do not print. The attack is malicious and 
to ig-nore it will be its severest treatment- No. 3 says, Print ; 
g-lad you did not mention his name ; we don't want to know it. 
No. 4 says, Print, but don't, don't, don't apolog-ise for your own 
errors ; strikes out our four last lines and adds those that now 
close the article. No. 5 says he would not g-ive the critic prom- 
inence enoug-h to print his criticism. Your answer is first-rate. 
Print that and leave out the critic's and it will»be well. No. 6 
seems to have fully comprehended the writers' thoug-ht, and is 
quoted more at leng-th. 

I have no hesitation in saying- print it in full. 

What you say of the critic's letter and attitude in the matter is entire- 
ly true, and the temper of your remarks is most excellent -calculated to 
make friends and, 1 believe, to help you in your good work. It is on this 
ground that I recommend the publication of the proof, and not that I 
think the critic's letter of much consequence. Sometimes it is a good plan 
to stir up the waters a little. Any discussion of the matter which may 
follow the printing of the proof will, in my opinion, show ten to one on 
your side and in favor of the book. 

Our own doubt was whether to print the harsh criticism just 
as it was, or to g-ive it in substance, relieved of its ung-enerous 
features. An effort vvas made to so present the facts as to do 
g-ood, not alone as reg-ards the Kimball, but all g-enealo^ical, 
biog-raphical and historic works, where it is so difficult to get at 
perfectly accurate information. Our No. 6, seems to have g-rasp- 
ed the entire purpose. Other replies were similar to the above. 
No. 2 was the only one sug-g-esting- its suppression. 

Frank Kimball, a fireman, was struck by a bridg-e between 
Portland and Boston and severely injured — ribs broken and a 
hip dislocated. 

A dispatch from Cumberland, Md., says that two Mormon 
elders, named Seaman and Kimball, who tried to hold a meeting- 
near there were rotten-eg-g-ed and run out of town. 

A recent issue of the Salt Lake Herald says : Under the ti- 
tle of the Laurence sisters, song- and dance artists, two g-reat- 
g-randdaug-hters of the late Heber C. Kimball, named respectively 
Aneta^and -Effie Kimball, are to appear at the New Grand this 
week in "Rudolph and Adolph." The g-irls were once residents 
of Salt Lake, but have been on the stag-e a number of seasons. 

November 1901. 359 



Nkws has been shown a very interesting- letter written by 
Mrs. L. H. Kendall, (No. 1847) to Capt. F. M. Kimball of 
Topeka, from which we make some excerpts that will be apprec- 
iated generally. The writer is the mother of Miss Elizabeth 
Kendall of Wellesley CoUeg-e, whose "Source Book of Eng-lish 
History" was mentioned on pag-e 258 of the current volume of the 
News. She writes: — 

"I spent a few weeks very pleasantly in Vermont. Aug-ust 
was g-iven to Wonaloncet, N. H. all the members of our little 
family being- there. Then I went by invitation to visit a charm- 
ing summer home in Princeton, Mass- In September we were 
again a united family, and on October 16 there was a pleasant 
little observance of my eightieth birthdaj . A lunch was served 
and many beautiful flowers given me. An old school girl friend 
sent me 80 rose buds, and two Wellesley College professors show- 
ered me with 80 beautiful carnations. Our IrishMary said she 
'never saw so many flowers given to the living.'' " 

"Soon after that I went to Bradford to share in the exercis- 
es of the Bradford Academy, in honor of the new principal and 
an interesting gathering of the alumnae. I can but be deeply 
interested in an institution of which my grandfather. Col. James 
Kimball was one of the founders in 1803 [See Family History 
page 293, No. 526. Editor News]. My parents were students, 
my father always, after being of age, a member of the board of 
trustees, and vice-president when I graduated in 1844, and my 
uncle Benjamin Greenleaf secretary, whose arithmetics perhaps 
you studied. I have at Bradford but few left of a once numer- 
ous kindred, one cousin, a daughter of Mrs. Greenleaf the widow 
of my husband's brother, and one other cousin. 

"In the News, I see on page 294, that Mrs. James Kimball 
who died in 1896 was a Miss Eames and not Ames. As her fath- 
er's store in Haverhill was much frequented by us in my girl- 
hood, and I remember well when she was married, I am justified 
in asserting that her name was Ames. I well remember her 
father. Deacon Ames. Moreover, her son-in-law. Dr. Johnson is 
not dead, but is still in practice here." 

Note by the editor: Refering to the last paragraph of the 
above, an early issue of the News contained a correction of the 
name "Ames" as given in the History on pages 560 and 862. 
This correction was made'by a member of the family. The 
statement that Dr. Johnson is deceased, made on page 294, was 
sent by a correspondent. 

Horace Estabrook Kimball, for the past fifteen years a news- 
paper man in Orange, N. J., died at his home, 27 Essex avenue. 
Orange, November 10. 

360 Kimball Family News, 


[From the Little Rock Advertiser.] 

TTON. John D. Kimbell, of Hot Spring's, died in this city Wed- 
nesday afternoon at 3 o'clock of penumonia. He came over 
last week to attend the Confederate Veteran's Reunion and at its 
close had contracted a severe cold which resisted treatment and 
he died as above, at the residence of his son, T. F. Kimbell, 
manag-ing- editor of the Gazette, 510 Broadway. The funeral 
was held Thursday afternoon from the Eighth Street M. E- 
Church, Rev. W. E. Thompson officiating-; interred in Oak- 

John D. Kimbell, ex-Senator from the Thirty-first Senatorial 
District was a native of North Carolina, having- been born in 
Nash County, Nov 2, 1836 he removed lo Arkansas, settling- in 
Hempstead County, where he was reared. He secured his edu- 
cation at Lebanon, Tenn., where he g-raduated at the Cumber- 
land University law school is 1855. He read law in the office of 
Hubbard & Garland, the latter afterward Attorney General of 
the United States. In 1856 he owned and edited the Hemp- 
stead Democrat with James M. Kilg-ore. Later he removed to 
Little Rock, where he was elected Secretary of the Senate for 
four consecutive sessions, and was associated with Richard H. 
Johnson as editor of the True Democrat. In 1857 he was ap- 
pointed Land Commissioner under Governor Conway, and held 
the office four years. In 1861 he was in the service a short time, 
resig-ning- on account of ill health, and afterward was private 
secretary for Governor Harris Flanig-an, with whom he remained 
for some time, but later practiced law. He was admitted to the 
bar by Chief Justice Elbert H. Eng-lish. At the close of the war 
he eng-ag-ed in the mercantile business, and this continued until 
1876. Previous to this, in 1874, he went to Hot Spring-s, and 
also carried on merchandising- at that point for two years. He 
then eng-ag-ed in the law practice. In 1878 he was elected May- 
or, and in 1887 he was reelected, serving- two term.s. frequently 
represented his people before Cong-ressional committees at 
Washing-ton, when asking- important leg-islation for the Spring-s. 
He held the office of School Director from 1876 to 1889, a period 
of thirteen years, and was one of the most prominent citizens of 
the Spring-s. He represented Garland County in the House at 
the sessions of 1893 and 1895. He was married in 1858 to Miss 
Josephine Lang-tree, by whom he had six children. His wife 
died in May, 1870, and Mr. Kimbell took for his second wife Mrs. 
Mag-g-ie Wilkey, whom he married in Aug-ust, 1871. 

He was elected a member of the State Senate in September, 
1876, and was Chairman of the Public Roads Committee and a 
member of the toUowing important Committees : Judiciary, Edu- 
cation, State Lands and Circuit and Inferior courts. He was the 

November 1901. 361 

author of the bill reg-ulating- banks and corporations, several 
important road bills and a bill pertaining* to practice in the 
courts. In the last session in v^hich he served, in 1890, he was 
the author of the bill to erect the new Capitol Building" ; one to 
increase the powers of municipal g'overnments ; one to enlarg-e 
the powers of the State Board of Health, and other important 
measures. He was always elected without serious opposition. 
He knew the history of Arkansas and her leading- citissens 
throug-hly, and was a man of striking" personality and force of 
character. He was a veteran in the cause of Democracy, and 
had always been active in politics. As a lawyer his reputation 
was State-wide. He had never affiliated with any church. He 
was a prominent member of the United Confederate Veterans, 
and participated in last State encampment on October 8, being- 
chairman of the committee on the McKinley memorial. The 
drafting" of the resolutions passed by that body on the assassina- 
tion of the President was his last public act. 


npHE following" we take from a late number of the Canyon City 
Record, "The busiest place on Lincoln Park is the packing- 
establishment of Austin Kimball & Co. This is a big" New York 
fruit establishment that handles a million dollars' worth of ap- 
ples every year. 

Heretofore many Canyon apples have not been shipped to 
New York. But in the fall C. W. Kimball, of this firm came 
to Canyon City on a visit and discovered a big- apple crop. 
During- the last few weeks Mr. Kimball has purchased about 
35,000 boxes of apples, or about 70 cars or two train loads, on 
Lincoln Park, For the fruit he has paid out about $35,000, and 
the packing- and hauling- will cost him in the neig"hborhood of 

For the best class of apples Mr. Kimball has been paying- 
about $1 a box for firsts, and he does the sorting-, packing- and 
furnishes boxes. For seconds he has averag"ed about 70c. This 
is certainly a very fair price and will net the g"rower some g-ood 
money for his crop. 

Mr. Kimball's packing" establishment is an interesting- place 
just now. He is packing- about 1,000 boxes daily. At one place 
he has 60 people at work, and in the several orchards as many 
more, making- about 120 altog-ether. The greatest pains are 
taken to put the apples up in the very best possible shape. Mr. 
Kimball has learned by experience that appearances g"o a long- 
way in selling" apples. He is verj careful in the sorting" and 
packing- and has all boxes lined with nice, clean, white paper. 

For years this firm has been buying- apples all through Cal- 
ifornia and Oregon. It is a peculiar fact that the freight rate 

362 Kimball Fdmilj News, 

from Canyon City to New York is $1.10 per hundred, and only 
$1.05 from all points on the Pacific coast. 

Mr. KiniLall is a firm believer in spraying-, and thinks it 
should be kept up until v/ell into September. He says that some 
of the apples he purchased last month in the bulk have been dam- 
aged since by worms. Mr. Kimball's observations on the spray- 
ing- business is of considerable value as he has watched the fig"ht 
against the coddling- moth in many states. 

It has been stated that Mr. Kimball has purchased about 
35,000 boxes of apples on the Park, and it might be added that 
a Chicago firm has bought about as many on this side of the 
river. It is estimated that these gentlemen have engaged about 
a third of the apple output which would estimate our winter ap- 
ple crop at 210,000 boxes, or, $210,<^00 in value. The writer be- 
lieves this very conservative, and the yield may exceed that 

Carl W. is the eldest son of our townsman cousin Capt. F. M. 
Kimball. Since the above appeared in the Record^h.^ has been 
doing Kansas. He long since learned where the best big apples 


AT the late election in Rhode Island Charles Dean Kim-ball 
was re-elected Lieutenant-Governor by a pleasing plurality of 
8646 as against 6389 plurality received by Governor Gregory. 
The smallest Republican plurality was 3776 for Attorney Gen- 
eral, and the largest was 11,102 for Secretary of State. Mr. 
Kimball's at the preceding eletion was 8580. His increased plu- 
rality, says the Providence Journal, is remarkable. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Kimball of Kxter N. H. have removed 
to Seattle. Washington. 

A Boston Herald dispatch of Nov. 13, says that Miss Evelyn 
Kimball of Biddeford, Maine, who had been visiting at the home 
of Dr. Robie Blake, fell down stairs Tuesday evening, dying in 
about one hour. .. 

Col. Robert J. Kimball -of 71 Broadway, New York, has 
offered to give a $10,000 public library to his native town, Ran- 
dolph, Vt., and at a special -meeting called for the purpose by 
the town trustees, it was< voted to borrow $3,200 to purchase a 
site for the building. 

November 1901. 363 


WE g"ive herewith a list of the publications and books by 
Leonard Allison Morrison, whose mother was Eleanor Read 
Kimball. We have two motives. It is of personal family 
interest. Then in view of the first article in this issue, it illus- 
trates the point we make there. Mr. Morrison has a place in the 
second volume of the supplement to Allibone's Dictionary of 
Authors, published ten years ag-o. Three publications are there 
to his credit. The first edition of Who's Who was published 
some four years ag^o. A new revised is just out. With all this 
publicity Mr. Morrison's name is not there. Of course it was an 
unintentional omission. Who's Who is most carefully edited. 
Yet the History shows no such g-laring- omission. Our critic, 
may see how easily errors occur in such books. 

"Bistory of the Morison or Morrison Family," pp. 468. Pub. 1880. Map 
and 20 illustrations. 

"Condensed History of Windham in New Hampshire for the History of 
Rocking-ham and Strafford Counties," Pub. 1883, 

"History of Windham in New Hampshire," pp. 872. Pub, 1883. Map, (50 
illustrations, and 20 cuts, 

"Rambles in Europe, with Historical Facts Relating* to Scotch- American 
Families. Gathered in Scotland and in the North of Ireland," pp. 300. 
Pub. 1887. Illustrations— GO. 

"Among- the Scotch-Irish : and a Tour in Seven Countries," pp. 178. Pub. 
1891. Illustrations— 7. 

"The Earliest History and Genealogy of the Dinsmoor or Dinsmore Fami- 
ly," pp. 50. Pub. 1891. 

"Lineag-e and Biographies of the Norris Family from: 1640 to 1893." pp. 
307. Pub. 1892, Illustrations— 2.5. 

"History and Proceedinars of the Celebration of the One Hundred and 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Settlement of Wind- 
han-.. New Hampshire, Held June 9. 1892." Pub. 1892, Illustrations— 8, 

"Supplement to the History of Windham, New Hampshire : a Scotch Set- 
tlemeno," pp. 180. Pub. 1893. 

"Proceedings of Columbus Day Celebration, Oct. 31, 1893," pp. 191. Pub, 

"The History of the Alison or Allison Family in Europe and America, A. 
D. 1135. Witli twenty-five Illustrations, Embracing- Eng-raving-s of 
Forty-fiye Faces and Two Residences." pp. 328. Pub. 1893. 

"Descendants of Daniel Morrison of Newbury, Mass., in 1690, who appear- 
ed in Haverhill, Mass., Stratham, Epping-, Candia and Sanbornton, 
New Hampshire, 

"The N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg-ister," printed Oct. 1S94, Boston, Mass 

"The History of the Sinclair Family in Europe and America for Eleven 
Hundred Years to 1896," pp. 454. Pub. 1896. Illustrated with (')5 faces, 
with arms and map. 

"History of the Kimball Family in America from 1634 to 1897 : and Its An- 
cestors, the Kemballor Tvemboldes of Encrland, with All Called Keni- 
bles of Boston, Mass." Two vols, and pp. 1390, Pub, 1897. Illustra- 
tions—map, arms, 51 pag-es of pictures, Leonard Allison Morrison 
and Stephen Paschal Sharpies, 

"Poems of Robert Dinsmoor, Self-Sty led the 'Rustic Bard.' Compiled and 
Edited with Footnotes," pp. 326. Pub 1898. 

"Dedication Exercises of the Armstiong Building- for the Nesmith Libraiy 
of Windham, N. H., January 4, 1899," pp. 34. Pub. 1899. Illustrations~5. 

364 Kimball Family News, 


AT this season of the year when ocean storms are ragging- and 
many human lives are in peril the United States Life Saving- 
Service does noblest work. The newspapers along- the sea coast 
fill their columns with saddening- details of wrecks, and tell of 
heroic deeds both of sailors and their rescuers. As is well 
known the head of the Service is Gen. Sumner I. Kimball. A 
late issue of the Cincinnati Inquirer printed his portrait in the 
center of a halt page engraving, surrounded by illustrations of 
wrecked vessels, life boats and other apparatus. The Inquirer 
says that under Gen. Kimball this service has been raised to the 
foremost place among nations and declares that the "only fine 
descriptive writing ever printed in government publications is 
found in Life Saving Reports." Doubtless this is true. Not 
only this, but pages of these reports are as exciting as any 

But the Inquirer' s remark is not only a compliment to Gen. 
Kimball but illustrates a very pleasing dovelopement in Ameri- 
can statesmanship. We have not been inclined to look for liter- 
ary merit in public documents, reports or messages, nor very 
often in Congressional speeches. They have been classed as dry 
reading. It is true that President Lincoln's papers were often 
exceptions, and that his short Gettysburg address has become an 
American classic. With President Roosevelt, we look for wise 
state papers and for the best English literature. It is therefore 
with no small degree of family pride that we find our relative 
even in the lead in this respect, as acknowledged by the Inquirer. 

The Washington Department News is another paper that 
gives a large fine portrait of Gen. Kimball, very much like the 
one in the Family History, and follows it with the best biograph- 
ical sketch we have seen. 

Mr. Frank A, Root an old newspaper man of Topeka, has 
just issued a very readable book on the old Overland Stage 
Routes. In the early days he was himself a stage driver and 
made many romantic and dangerous trips across the plains. He 
tells many an exciting story and records incidents of interest, of 
humor and of danger. Among his companions in the same stir- 
ring scenes he mentions H. L. Kimball and H. M. Kimball. 
His reminiscences, illustrated with hundreds of engravings, af- 
ford not only pleasant reading but are of historic value. 

There are a whole lot of Kimball cousins publishing news- 
papers. We are going to ask them to mail their papers to the 


November 1901. 365 


In Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 27, 1901, Claude F. Kimball, 
young-est son of Capt. F. M. Kimball of Topeka, Kansas, and 
Miss Jessie Lowe of Minneapolis. 

At Troy, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1901, at the residence of George H. 
Morrison, his niece. Miss Grace Emma Kimball, daug-hter of Mrs. 
Florence H. Ives of Chicag-o, and Charles T. Ames of Boston, 
general freight and passenger agent of the Hudson Valley trac- 
tion company. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George 
Fairlee, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church. Miss 
Jessamine Kimball and Miss Mary Lansing were bridesmaids. 

A Paris dispatch of October 25, 1901, says:— 
"Count Boson de Perigord, who recently married Miss Helen Morton, 
daug-hter of Mr. Levi P. Morton, the former vice president of the United 
{States, has now purchased the chateau of V^alencay for 2,718,c6.5 francs. 
The owner of the domain of Valencay, or a member of family, is entitled 
to the dukedom. The Gaulois expresses the belief that Count Boson de 
Perigord will claim his rights; and the former Miss Morton will thus be- 
come Duchess of Valencay " 

Mr. Morton married October 15, 1856, Lucy Young Kimball 
daughter of Elijah Huntingdon Kimball. Mr. Morton was also 
at one time United States Minister to France. Family History 
page 449. 


At her residence, 279 Dartmouth street Boston, November 9? 
Nancy I., widow of William Kimball, 74 years 9 months 11 days* 
Interment at Nashua, New Hampshire. 

The deceased was the mother of Prof. Ephraim G. Kimball 
for twenty years principal of Washington, D. C. schools, also of 
Miss Isabel Moore Kimball, now of Boston, and formerly a 
teacher in Wellesley College. She was the daughter of Capt. Ira 
Spalding of Merrimac, N. H., whose daughter Betsey Chandler, 
married John G. Kimball who were the parents of Ellwood D. 
Kimball of Wichita, Kan., and of John Hovey Kimball, who 
was so favorably received at the California reunion. [History 
pages 990-992.] 


Elizabeth Kimball, daughter of John, (Kimball Gen. pp. 
50, 51.) was born Sept. 28, 1679 at Rowley [or Boxford], Mass., 
married Thomas Carleton of Bradford, Mass. 

Wanted: The full date and place of their marriage, also the 
full dates and places of birth and death of Thomas Carleton. 
Any information in regard to their children would be appreci- 
ated, especially the full dates of birth, death, and marriage of 
their son Thomas. 

366 Kimball Family News, 


THE Nkws has had frequent occasion to mention the great en- 
gineering- work of Georg-e A. Kimball in constructing- the 
new electric railway system of Boston. They have been clipped 
mostly from the daily papers of that city. The following- is a 
more comprehensive sketch of him and his work which we find 
in The Electric Railroad. [Family History, pag-e 1061, No. 2522.] 

The successful completion of the "L" division of the Bos- 
ton Elevated Railway Company brings to public attention a 
Somerville man whose engineering- skill and energ-y have con- 
tributed in a remarkable degree to the construction of this en- 
terprise, Georg-e A. Kimball, the engineer of the "L" lines. All 
the plans for the structure, in fact from the whole of this $10,- 
000,000 system were made under his direction, and he personally 
superintended nearly all of its construction. Mr. Kimball was 
employed by the Boston Elevated Railway Company in August, 
1896, in connection with the preliminary surveys, and in 1898 
was appointed chief eng-ineer of the elevated lines. Since then, 
he has carried a tremendous responsibility. Some idea of the 
work of his office m^y be obtained from the statement that he 
had 150 persons employed in the engineering department, while 
2,000 persons at a time have been eng-aged in the work of con- 

Mr. Kimball has had a varied experience, both as a public 
official in many capacities and as engineer. He was born in 
Littleton, Mass., May 14, 1850, and was the son of William and 
Mary A. (Lawrence) Kimball. His boyhood education was ob- 
tained in the public schools of Littleton. When fourteen years 
old he went to market with farm produce in summer and attend- 
ed school in winter. The journey from his home to Boston, twen- 
ty eight miles consumed two days, or a night and a day. 

Mr. Kimball attended Appleton academy at New Ipswich, 
N. H., and prepared for the second year at Dartmouth colleg-e, 
but on account of a weakness of his eyes he found it necessary 
to g-ive up a college course, and commence business as an appren- 
tice with Frost Brothers, civil engineers. He went to Somer- 
ville in 1869. In 1870 he carried the rod and chain in making- 
surveys for street and sewer improvements in Somerville, and 
the following year continued in the same line, with the addition 
of preliminary railroad surveys for the Massachusetts Central 
railroad, and the Brighton & Newton railroad, and a branch of 
the Old Colony railroad in Scituate and adjoining towns. In 
1872 he was a partner with Frost Brothers. The next year he 
began business for himself, and for three years engaged in the 
general practice of his profession. During this time he was 
connected with the Millers' river improvements, also the Arling- 

November 1901. 367 

ton waterworks, and other miscellaneous surveys. In 1875 Mr. 
Kimball was appointed city eng-ineer of Somerville and contin- 
ued in that office until April, 1887. His retirement from this 
position was made the occasion of the presentation of a hand- 
some g-old watch and chain, with speeches and a banquet at the 
city hall. 

Mr. Kimball resigned the office in 1887 and took up a gener- 
al engineering' business. In 1888 he was appointed by Governor 
Ames a member of the grade crossing commission, called the 
"orig-inal" commission, which investigated and reported to the 
legislature in regard to the abolition of all grade crossings in the 
state. That commission lasted eight months. Afterward he 
was consulting engineer for Brockton, New Bedford, Haverhill 
and Lynn on the question of abolishing grade crossings. He 
was consulting engineer on sewerage questions for Montpelier, 
Milton, Salem and Peabody, and he built the sewer system in 
Arlington and the water works at Millis. 

He was alderman 1889 and 1890. He was appointed consult- 
ing engineer for the city of Somerville for the year 1896. In 
November, 1896, he was appointed a member of the Metropolitan 
sewerage commission, and continued in that position until the 
consolidation with the Metropolitan water commission in last 
March. About the time he was city engineer Mr. Kimball served 
on the board of health for seven years, several years as chairman, 
and he has also been a member for many years of the water 

He was married February 29, 1872, to Miss Elizabeth Kmily 
Robbins. They have four children, and reside at 33 Warren 
avenue, Mr. Kimball is a member of the American society of 
civil engineers, the Boston society of civil engineers, the New 
England water works association, John Abbot lodge, the Pros- 
pect-hill church, and other organizations. 


JOHN HAZEN KIMBALL, No. 1100, of Bath, Maine, died 
suddenly September 25, 1901. It is regretted that no particu- 
lars have come to hand. The Nkws received a pleasant ktter 
from him dated September 9. He was one of several who have 
taken an active interest in the Family Ne:ws from its beginning. 
He was a strong member of the family and occupied a prominent 
place in the interesting locality in which he lived. He was a 
grandson of Deacon John Kimball of Concord, N. H. where he 
was born July 14, 1823. His portrait appears in the Family 
History, and an appreciative sketch of his life. 


368 Kimball Family News, 


npHE News is in frequent receipt of letters asking information regarding- 
-■- the family of the writer. The father or grandfather it is said was so- 
and-so. Sometimes it is added that he was born in New Hampshire or 
Vermont. Now the News wants all it can get regarding every memoer? 
old or young, living or dead, who has no place in the Family History, and 
of many who are there merely mentioned, and it is willing to give freely 
all the information it can obtain. But it should be remembered that a 
simple statement that one's father was Moses, or John, or Hiram gives no 
clue whatever. There have been scores or hundreds of the same name. 
That one was born in Vermont is a very little additional clue, but alone it 
is worth little. The date of birth is anothei small clae. The name of his 
father yet another, of the grandfather another, the wife's name another, 
and so on. Whoever asks for information should begin by supplying every 
known point ; the name, birth, death, marriage, name of wife or husband, 
with every possible detail of date, locality, etc. Then there may be some- 
thing to ;vork on. The maiden name of a great great grandfather's wife 
may be a key to the whole record. If you write for a sample copy of the 
News give all this information at the same time. If you have a place in 
the History, say so, and give your number or page. Don't say they have 
so many children, but give the names, births, deaths, marriages, in full, 
dates and all particulars possible. 

The News has already been the means of bringing to light several 
hundred Kim. alls not found in the History, and hundreds of others are 
yet to be discovered and brought into line if a record is ever obtained of 
the entire family. When the History was first projected there was but 
little general interest taken in the work and reports, if sent at all, were 
very meager. Since the publication of the History, five years ago, there 
has been a very marked increase, not only in our own family interest, but 
in genealogical research in general, A new edition of the Family History, 
whenever issued will be twice the size of the one we now have. As there 
are less than 100 copies of this first edition now unsold, the work will soon 
be out of print. 

The larg-est pipe org-an in Kansas has just been placed in 
the Catholic Church of the Assumption, in Topeka, by the W. 
W. Kimball Company of Chicago. 

P. R. Kimball, Grafton, N. H., does commercial printing- 
and is also volunteer meteorolog-ical observer, U. S. Weather 
Bureau. These volunteer observers are highly valued by Willis 
L. Moore, chief of the Bureau, at Washing-ton, as he admits in 
his circular letter. Yet these observers are often supplied with 
valuable instruments and devote much time to the service with- 
out pay. An effort is making- to secure a salary of $1200 
monthly for such as may be g-iven official recog-nitiDU. 

uiimball^ family uLews 

Vol. IV, No. 12. G. F. KIMBALL, Publisher. Terms, $1.00 a year 

912 North Ka.nsas Avenue. 

Topeka? Kansas, December, 1901. 


I^HIS number closes the fourth year of the News. The first 
and second year numbers, (1898 and 18S>9) are bound in one 
volume ; those for 1900 and 1901 will make another. As the 
curtain falls at the close of each succeeding- year, it meets with 
an <?A/<:^r^ that can hardly be resisted. Whether the play has 
been g-ood or bad, it seems to strike some chords that respond in 
harmony with its main purpose. And so the curtain will rise 
ag-ain with the New Year. It is hoped that new scenes and 
more helpful acts may follow. 

The KimbalIv News has been termed original. It has been 
called unique. It certainly began as a novelty. It has been fol- 
lowed by partial imitators. It is now in wider demand than 
ever. There is hardly a considerable public library in our whole 
land that does not call for it. This want is met so far as possi- 
ble ; to meet it fully would require no small edition of itself. 

Four years of experience have brought many thing's to the 
foreg-round. It is not possible to separate the Kimball News 
from the Kimball Family History. Many expert authorities 
have announced the Kimball History to be the best arrang-ed, 
the most accurate in detail, and the freest from errors of all the 
many family histories that haye been published. Those who do 
not speak vainly have called it a model. 

Yet, perhaps not one has been so torn to pieces, so riddled 
with criticism, its deformities so marked by faultfinders as this, 
our really excellent Kimball History. And why is this so? The 
Kimball News is doubtless responsible for most, if not all of it. 
Its publication was begun immediately after that of the History. 
To correct a few errors that had become known an appendix was 
added. Even then a supplemental issue was seen to be desirable. 
This matter was subsequently turneu over to, and appeared in 
the first volume of the News. At the same time the News was 
a vehicle for the correction of errors in the History. Nearly if 
not quite every owner of the History became a-subscriber to the 
News Each one noticed the errors, great or small, in the re- 


370 Kimball Family News, 

cord of his own family. Most of them beg-ati to send in correc- 
tions, and none were prompter to make them, as they became 
known than the publishers of the History. 

Now it must be noticed that if no one had possessed the 
means of publishing- or calling attention to these faults, they 
would have passed generally unchallenged, and unknown to but 
a few. One person would have noticed some errors pertaining 
to his own branch, at the same time taking it for granted that 
all else was correct. And that is precisely the status of nearly 
every family history that has been published. They are sup- 
posed by some inconsiderate Kimball critic to be superior to the 
Kimball History because there has never existed a mirror to re- 
flect their inaccuracies. 

As has been said the Kimbali. Nkws was the first of its 
kind. No other Family History has had such a follower, and no 
other Family such representative. Had there been any other 
similar publication representing the family of any other similar 
history its imperfections would have been as glaring, probably 
more so than any found in the Kimball History. 

Have we any thing to regret in the conditions as they are? 
Would it have been better if the Kimbali. News had never seen 
the light of day? Is it better to be left in ignorance in just such 
a case as this? 

Perhaps an answer to these questions may be found in the 
fine letter from our reverend cousin, John C. Kimball, to be 
found on another page, in reply to the criticism printed in the 
November issue of the News. There was some doubt as to the 
propriety of making public that criticism just as it was written. 
Or rather, there was doubt as to the possibility of turning it to 
some profitable use. That doubt no longer exists. No nine 
lines ever printed in the News have served so good an end as 
these nine lines promise. They have stirred up thought because 
of their very strength as no namby pamby criticism, just or un- 
just, could have done. No one in ten times the space has done 
the History and the family so much good as this critic has done. 

And of the future. The work on the Family History is not 
half done. On ma.nj sides there is evidence of a determination 
to go forward to its completion. The News is desired as a me- 
dium for much preliminary work. After that must come the 
compiling and revising by experts, and the perfecting of a new 
edition of the History. 

As such a helper and medium in the work of completing the 
family history, the News earnestly solicits the aid and coopera- 
tion of each, member of the family. It is not a new departure 
that is now proposed, but it is a new, vitalized inspiration. Let 
any one having the published Family History look into its pages 

December 1901. 371 

and note what is left untold — how many scores and hundreds of 
children are left with a bare mention of name and possibly date 
of birth. Who knows what may lie beneath? To illustrate, 
turn to top of pag-e 814. Here are four lines g-iven to Emory 
Sheldon KimbalP, who married Mary C. Brig-g-s. One child, 
Charles Dean" born Sept. 13, 1859, married Nov. 24, 1885, Ger- 
trude Greenlagh. That is all. And there are hundreds of just 
such cases. Now who is this Charles Dean Kimball but the 
present Governor of the state of Rhode Island. The reader may 
recall the case of Mrs. Abigail K. Garvin who has just one line 
on page 230, and several pages in the News with her fine por- 
trait. She died in March 1899, over 104 years old. 

In another place the Rev. John C. Kimball writes what ev- 
ery one should read, and mentions his brother "Joe" [see No. 
1739, pag-e 802, and appendix page 1152, News for 1899, pages 
335 and 357.] What the News has already said of brother 'Joe' 
will be read with renewed interest. 

And what do we know of Judge Russell S. Taft, Chief Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Court of Vermont, beyond what the News 
g-ave on page 235 Febuary 1899? He is not mentioned in the 
history, and on pag-e 660 the 2d wife of Samuel Choate Kimball 
is given as Tuft instead of Taft. And so we might go on. 

There is hardly a family of the 7th, 8th, or 9th generation 
that does not contain much to be brought to light, -and no one 
can tell when gems may not be discovered. Then there is much 
to be dug up from old fields. The latter must be done by expert 
and experienced genealogists. The records of the later genera- 
tions can be saved by the present readers. It is their assistance 
that is now invoked. We want to make more of the present and 
the last generation^ To do this your personal help is wanted. 
The material is within your reach. It is not expensive now. It 
will be costly and difficult two generations hence. 

The News herewith outlines a plan of work. Let each one, 
who will, go back to grandfather or great grandfather. Those 
having the History will find it a great help. Without it, one 
must work with what material can be had. Read hints to corre- 
spondents on last page. Note the style adopted by the History 
and the News Supplemenary Notes. You will run against 
snags, lots of them. But write to your cousins, your uncles, and 
your aunts. Have patience and persevere. You will like the 
work better as you go on. Write the News if you think it can 
help you, and a stamped envelope for reply will be well. 

It is sometimes surprising to see what a small key will 
sometimes open up. Note this. There is a large family of 
Kimballs living, some in Ohio, some in Indiana, some in Kan- 
sas, and we know not where else. They are not mentioned in 
the History. In some of the supplemental notes of the News 

Kimball Fdmilv News, 

Prof. Sharpies has caug-ht some of them on the wing. The 
News has mentioned some of them without knowing- just where 
they belong-. In July News, 1898, pag-e 120, it noted that Dr. 
T. C. Kimball of Indiana had received a commission from Presi- 
dent McKinley. It turned out that there are a number of emi- 
nent physicians in Marion, Ind., Dr. A. D. Kimball being- chief 
surg-eon at the Soldiers Home. Correspondence followed, and 
one Moses iig-ured often. Some mentioned a g-reat g-reat g-rand- 
father Moses. But there are a hundred of them in the History. 
Finally one writer casually mentioned Jemima Clement as the 
wife of one ancestor, and Jemima was the key that solved the 
whole problem. The merest, incidental mention of her name 
connected this large branch with Abner\ No. 107. His son 
Moses^ married Jemima Clement, as stated on page 103, and his 
history ends save that he was a soldier of the Revolution. His 
descendants are numerous, and the News hopes during the 
coming year to give the record complete. How many more such 
cases are there? 

Some years ago the Hon. John Kimball of Concord published 
a history of his branch of the family of some over 100 pages. 
It was the first Kimball History and was a great help to the 
compilers of the larger work. It is the preparation of some- 
thing of this kind that is now suggested. 

As an example the editor of the News will take his ancestor 
Abraham No. 250. He had twelve children . Much is given in 
regard to his descendants, but there is more not given. One is 
surprised to find how much is omitted when he comes to follow 
down the lists. John Kimball filled his 100 pages, without 
padding. One could do as much in regard to Abraham, and so 
could a hundred others on their line. Such a matter can be 
brought out in the News, and even if somewhat padded with 
details, it will afford good material for a future editor. 

It is suggested then, that a present descendant of some 
ancestor two or three generations brck take hold of such a com- 
pilation. Let the correspondence be between him or her until 
the work is in shape for publication. This plan will save much 
fragmentary production and result in a great division of unre- 
munerative labor. Who volunteers, or who suggests something 
better? There are many who seem to think they must have 
the News. If it be so let the mpst be made of it. 

Owing to the death of Governor Gregory, re-elected only 
last month, Lieutenant Governor Charles Dean Kimball, will 
be inaugurated in his stead, the first of the new year. The 
January number of the News will contain more of a sketch 
of Governor Kimball than has hitherto appeared. 

December 1901. 373 


THE monthly issues of the News for 1900 and 1901 were more 
limited than for the two previous years. Then in several 
instances two numbers were combined in one issue, so that when 
anyone wanted an extra number it was necessary to send two. 
This made the supply of consecutive numbers run very uneven, 
and the result will be felt when we come to make up conplete 
volumes for binding-. Back numbers for these two years are 
scarce, and we cannot break complete files. This shows the 
need of knowing* promptly something- of the probable 
demand for the coming- year, that we may provide for it. We 
should hear from the g-reatest number possible in the shortest 
space of time. The Post Office Department is now excluding- 
from second class mail rates all publications whose lists are not 
paid in advance subscribers, but this does not prevent the send- 
ing- of back numbers. But this ruling- makes it necessary that 
we know about how many will want the News, and if they are 
not prepared to pay, they can be printed and held back. The 
ruling-s of the department embarrassed us last year as has been 
heretofore stated. We would impress upon all our need of 
their hearty cooperation. 


(History page 3-^ 3.) 

THE Greenfield, Mass., Gazette of Dec. 21, notes the death, on 
the 20th inst. of Carlos Batchelder, one of the most promi- 
nent and most respected citizens of Conway, of heart trouble. 
He had been ailing- for a considerable time, but had been con- 
fined to the house but a few weeks. He was born (Jan. 16, 1829) 
and always lived in Conway. He married in 1851, Minerva 
Forbes, who survives him. Mr. Batchelder was county com- 
missioner for fifteen years, served in the Leg-islaiure, and held 
about all the offices of his own town. He was first a farmer but 
moved into the villag-e about twenty years ag-o. 

Mr. Batchelder had been president of the Conway National 
Bank, and deacon of the Cong-reg-ational Church. He leaves a 
sister, Mrs. Wilson, living- in New Hampshire, and two sons, 
William K. and Frederick C., of Conway. 

The Hon. Charles H. Kimball, of Parsons, Kansas (No. 
1860) is ag-ain mentioned as a candidate for Cong-ress from the 
Third Kansas District. He oug-ht to be elected as he is one of 
the ablest and most enterprising- men in the district. But he 
will not be nominated, for the reason that he has so much of 
that Kimball modesty, and we may add decency, that he will 
not stoop to the unsavory methods of modern political schemers. 

374 Kimball Fdmily News, 


Part VII Eastman Family History is published. Some- 
times whole pag-es are taken directl}^ from the Kimball book, 
sometimes slig-ht chang-es are made, and sometimes material 
additions. See Kimball History page 164. Here Ruth^ the 
thirteenth child of Reuben^ (No. 240) is said to have mar- 
ried Jeremiah Ricker. The Eastman Histor}^ pag-e 601, 
names Ruth's husband as Jeremiah Pecker. She was his 
first wife and their son Robert E. Pecker b. April 29, 1807, 
d. Rutland, Vt., Sept. 19, 1867, m. May 23, 1832, Esther, 
dau. of Mary (Eastman, Lang-, b. Boscawen, N. H. May 12, 
1810; d. April 9, 1847. Both lie buried in the Pecker Lot in 
the new cemetery, Concord, N. H. The gravestone says 
"Emily A., wife of Robert E. Pecker, died Feb. 7, 1887, 
ag-ed 76 years." This evidently refers to a second wife. 
Three children all died when fifteen years old. 


i Francis H. Pecker^, b. Concord N. H. 
ii Ellen M. Pecker^, b. 1836, d. Jan. 7, 1851. 
iii Mary E. Pecker^, b. 183^, d. May 21, 1853. 
iv William W. Pecker^, b. 1843, d. July 14, 1857. 
V Robert L. Pecker«, b. 1841, d. Jan. 15, 1863. 

vi Harriet Pecker^, b. m. Dr. William G. Carter, live 

in Concord. Child : Robert E. Carter. 

Kimball History, pag-e 581, g-ives Sullivan Cicero [No. 1971] as 
the fifth child of Hazen KimbalF [No. 1163], and on pag-es 
891 and 892, g-ives a sketch of himself and family. The 
family descends from John KimbalP, (No. 559) and Mary 
Eastman. The Eastman book omits Sullivan Cicero alto- 
gether, and names seven instead of eight children of Hazen. 
Kimball History Pag-e 608 — Anna Maria KimbalU [Nathaniel-, 
Nathaniels, Jonathans, Bemjamin4, Jonathan^, Benjamin^ 
Richard^] b. April 9, 18-^, d. Salem, Mass., March 20, 1893, 
m. Dec. 24, 1824, David Ping-ree, b. Rowley, Mass., Dec. 31, 
1795, d. Salem. Mass., March 31, 1863. 

Mr. Ping-ree was a man of g-reat force of character, and a 
man of great financial ability. He was, at the height of his 
prosperity, one of the largest ship owners in all New 
England, and the many voyages of his vessels to foreign 
countries brought him great returns. 

When about fifty years of age, he gave up his mercantile 
ventures and invested in timber lands in Maine, where he 
built mills'and became interested in iron-mining and other 
enterprises, the management and responsibility of which 
devolved upon^him to a greater extent than he could have 
anticipated. ^ 

He was chosen presidential elector in 1849. Pie was 

December 1901. 37i 

elected mayor of Salem in 1851. He was president of the 
Essex Railroad and also of the Salem and Danvers Aqueduct. 
Salem has had many public spirited, and for its numbers 
not a few g'reat, men. It would not be easy to point to the 
name of one to whom it could be proved that the oblig-ations 
of the city are greater than they are to David Pingree. 


i Thomas Perkins Pingree^, b. in Salem, Mass., March 1, 

1837; d. Nov. 18, 1837. 
11 Thomas Perkins Pingree, Sd*^, b. Oct. 4, 1830; d. in Wen- 
ham, Mass., May 18, 1876; he m. Oct. 4, 1867, Hreriet 
E. Dodge, of Hamilton, Mass. ; he was engaged in 
the Aft- lean trade, 
ill Asa Pingree**, b. Nov. 18, 1833; d. June 2, 1846. 
iv David Pingree^, b. Sept. 6, 1835; d. Oct. 7, 1836. 
V Anna Perkins Pingree^, b. Oct. 10, 1839 ; m. Oct. 23, 1866, 

Joseph Peabody. 
vl David Pingree^, b. July 25, 1841 ; resides in Salem, 
Mass. ; he graduated from Harvard University in the 
class of 1863, A. B. 
vil Ann Maria Pingree^, b. Aug. 12, 1843 ; d. Aug. 9, 1844. 
ylll Ann Maria Pingree, 2d^, b. March 8, 1846; m. June 14, 
1869, Stephen G. Wheatland, of Salem, Mass. Chil- 
dren : (a) Anna Pingree Wheatland^ b. June 13, 1870; 
(b) Richard Wheatland^, b. May 13, 1872. 

With the earlier issues of the News were sent two full page 
views— one of the church in Rattlesden, England, and the other 
a view of part of the village. When properly framed they make 
a neat and appropriate ornament in any Kimball home. To 
meet a demand, we have them printed on heavy enameled paper, 
the two for 10 cents, postpaid. 

Our esteemed artist cousin, J. Hoyt Kimball, has removed 
from Oakland, Cal., to 106 Oglethorpe Avenue, West, Savannah 
Georgia. There are known members of the family now in At- 
lanta, Augusta, Columbus, Garfield and Savannah, and others 
not definitely located. Why cannot they get in touch with one 
another. If they could all meet Col. D. B. Dyer of Augusta it 
would do them good. He is a royal host. 

Henry M. Kimball of St. Paul, Minn., is to return the first 
of the year to his old field, Carlinville, 111-, where he was for 
years publisher of the Democrat, a leading republican paper in 
the state. For some years he has been connected with the North- 
western Farmer, His son, E. P. Kimball, is publisher of the Vir- 
den Record m the sam.e county of Macoupin. [See Family His- 
tory page 592. News April 1899, page 267.] 


376 Kimball Familj News, 


Sharon, Mass. Dec. 9, 1901. 
My dear Mr. Kimrall :— I have read with interest the criticism 
which has been made ag-ainst the "Kimball Family History," and your 
admirabl'^, g-oud tempered reply. The reply in itself can hardly be im- 
proved. But as I was in correspondence with Prof. Sharpies and Mr. Mor- 
rison, and was several times at the latter"s office while the work on the 
book was being- done, let me add a few statements that will supplement 
and streng"then what you so well have said. 

First as reg-ards Prof. Stiarpies himself. As chemist and Massachusetts 
State assayist he has been necessarily trained to habits of exactness and 
nicety, and these habits he acted upon fully in his preparation of the His- 
tory. I can testify to tiie pains he took with it, the innumerable letters he 
wrote, the journeys he made, the public documents he consulted, and the 
care with which the printer's proof was again and again corrected Mr. 
Morrison, also, is a skilled literary man ; and the time and labor the two 
spent on the History would have produced half a dozen ordinary books. 

Then as to the errors in the work. What the critic says of it in this re- 
spect is all true, and I do not wonder that he is provoked and expresses 
himself strong-ly. 1 share his feeling- and so does Prof. Sharpies himself. 
At the time the last sheets of it were g-oing throug-h the press he spoke to 
me, almost with tears in his eyes, of the mistakes already detected in the 
parts which had been printed. But what could be done? The publication 
had then been delayed several years in the effort to make it correct. The 
question was between an imperfect book and perhaps none at all, and I 
advised putting- it forth with an appendix containing- the corrections up to 
date, and trusting- to the call by and by for a second edition that should 
be complete. 

Who is to blame for the blunders of name, date, spelling and the like to 
which the critic refers? A vast proportion of them are due to the Kim- 
balls themselves. The two authors, not being Irish men, could hardly be 
expected to know personally the birth, biography, pedigree and connec- 
tions of each one of their ten thousand cousins. So blanks carefully pre- 
pared were sent far and wide to representatives of the family for them to 
fill out, and wherever it was possible the material collected was submitted 
again either in manuscript or in proof for their re examination. But the 
Kimballs, it must be said, though having very little actual rascality among 
them, are endowed with their full share of human nature's stupidity, care- 
lessness, procrastination, negligence and indifference. As one of them I 
know that such is my Ovvn case, and I trotted them all out in the Jittle 
contribution I wrote to the book, that too. in spite of the very deep in- 
terest I felt in its production. Prof. Sharpies had to write me very sharp- 
ly about it several times, and Mr. Morrison seveial times more. And ^hen 
as it stands in print part of mj' own sister's name is wrongly given, and the 
paragraph about my brother Joe, the only one of our branch who did any- 
thing of much account, had to be put in the appendix — matters for which I 
know I was to blame. 

At the same time, while thus acknowledging the History's imperfec- 
tions, it ought to be said again and again that these are only specs as com- 
pared with its general accuracy and real worth. Haying had some little 
experience before meeting Prof. S. in tracing my own immediate ancestry 
to Richard, my wonder is that he and Mr. Morrison could have done it so 
well with hundreds and hundreds of others. They have untangled not a 
few genealogical knots which before had seemed hopeless, and they have 
thrown fullness of light where at the start was only darkness. Every now 
and then I meet Kimballs who can give me only tlie names and residences 
of their fathers or grandfathers, but who wish they could go a little fur- 
ther back, and in no such case h I failed, with the aid of this book, to 

December 1901. 377 

open to them the line of their ancestry direct to Richard. Mrs. Maria 
Freeman Gray can tell how it was in her case. Living- in San Francisco 
and knowing" only that her mother's maiden nan;e was Kimball and that 
she resided in Hadley, Mass., 1 sent her a note of introduction to Miss Sa- 
rah Louise Kimball, that wonderful living- g-enealog-ical recoid. She 
found her on the next street, and in fifteen minutes she and the History 
gave her the in formaticn that for years she had wished in vain, and in- 
stead of being- a lone woman in a country far off from friends, she discov- 
ered she had over ten thousand relatives in all, and hundreds of delig-htful 
ones right there in California. 

A word or two as to the pictures in the History. I will not say that I 
wish every member of the family had his and hers on its pag-es, for then 
mine would be included, which even my blessed wife, I fear, has long- since 
ceased to reg-ard as ornamental, but I would like to see how more of them 
look. How delig-htful it would be if we living- now had portraits of Rich- 
ard and Ursula, or any of our earlier g-eneratioas. It is to be remembered 
however, that what is only posterity today will be ancestry by and by and 
and that our descendants three hundred years hence will equally prize 
what is trivial to ourselves. The camera fiend of the twentieth century 
.will haye become to the twenty-third an ang-el of light. 

It oug-ht to be said, also, that most of the pictures in the History were 
already engraved and were furnished, not by their subjects, but procured 
of relatives, or boug-ht of their makers, and so far as "fame" is concerned, 
when every body can g-et it ic its pictorial form by attaching- his name to 
a quack medicine it is only a very homeopathic amount of "that last in- 
firmity of noble minds"' which can hope to be g-ratified by the present- 
ment of his features, even his Kimball features, in a family history. 

"What uow are the lessons,"' as we ministers say, "which are to be de- 
rived from this whole discussion ?" 

One, is not to despise the present edition of the Family Bistory as of no 
value, but for everybody to g-et it and note the errors in it, and so use it 
as the basis for an uHimate second and more perfect edition. 

Another lesson is for every Kimball to take and help support the " Fam- 
ily Nkws.'" If we are ever to have the perfected history, the material the 
News is gathering will be of priceless value in its production 

And so 1 close what I see has unintentionally become quite bi, discourse, 
bv giving vou my benediction and, though I am a Unitarian, my three fold 
subscription. JOHN C. KIMBALL. 


There is nothing like being particular as to how a name is spelt. The 
Fames mentioned is probably descended from one Robert Ames of Ando- 
vej- and Boxford. I first find his name on the A.ndover records in 1661. It 
is there Eimes. In 1667 it is Robert Ames. In 1700 his son, Jacob Emms 
of Boston, sells land that his father, Robert Fames late of Boxford owned. 
John Fames son of Robert, who married Priscilla Kimball, sells land in 
1710, but in another deed at about the same time, he is John Eimes. But 
in yet another deed he is John Ames. He seems to have stuck to this lat- 
ter spelling the rest of his life. His brother Joseph Fames sold to John 
Ames land in 1710. His younger brother, Nathan Fames, man ied Mary 
Kimball. But his nephew, Nathan Fams was of Boxford at about the 
same time. But when the daughter of John Ames married Daniel Davis 
she was Lydia Am's. As a matter of fact the descendants of Robert Ames 
have used both spellings. Fames and Ames, and it seems to have been 
iaro-ely a matter of fancy which they used. In Bradford Fames seems to 
be preferred. S. V. SHARPLFS. 

378 Kimball Family News, 

Supplemental Notes to Family History. 

PROF. S. P. SHARPLES sends another lot of notes, introduc- 
ing- them with the following* letter. These additions are 
very interesting : 

Cambridge, Nov. 23, 1901. 
Dear Mr. Kimball : — I send you another lot of Kimball's. I have not yet 
found time to study all the problems you give in your last number, but 
I think 1 can solve some of them. At present I am trying" to edit the 
Church Books of the first Church in Cambridg-e. 

These books are very old and in very bad shape. And to add to the 
interest part of them are written in short hand; this I have tried to study 
out with very fair suacess. But it is slow work. I am at the same time 
trying" to take care of the .Websters. Hon. Charles Kimball's wife g-ave 
me a long- hunt but I think I have found out who her family was and they 
are now in g-ood order. 

I have been at home most of the summer making only a short trip to 
Halifax. I was gone from Boston only a week on this trip. Coming home 
I came through the Grand Pre country the home of Evangeline. The ride 
from Halifax to Yarmouth is a very fine one and I enjoyed it much. 

Yours Respectfully S. P. SHARPLES. 

Family History pag"e 43, insert among- the children of Thomas^, 

viii — Priscilla^ b. Apr. 15, 1673, married about 1690 John 

Eames of Boxford Mass. The record of their children 

on the Boxford Records is very imperfect from the worn 

condition of the book 

But a study of these records and some other sources of 
information has enabled me to supply some omissions, 
and it is believed that the list as g-iven below is nearly 
correct. Priscilla was carried off by the Indians at the 
time her father was killed. 

John and Priscilla sold their farm in Boxford March 
20 1715 or 16. Priscilla made her mark P — E when she 
sig-ned the deed. They then went to Groton Mass. where 
John was shot at the g-ate of. his own g-arrison July 9, 
1724. He lived on the North side ot the Nashua River a 
short distance from the present situation of theHolling-s- 
worth paper mills. He is said to have been the last per- 
son killed by an Indian within the township. The 
indian was immediately shot by Jacob Ames one of John's 
sons, who received a reward from the Colony. 

The following- petition is on file at Cambridg-e in the 
Probate Court. 
May it Please your Honr. 

Priscilla Am's (Relict of John Ames late of Groton 
Dec'd Intestate) desired me to write to your Honr- to in- 
form you that she looks upon herself utterly unfit to ad- 
minister upon her sd Husbands Estate she being blind & 
very much Impaired in body & mind by reason of sore 

December 1901. 379 

and unhappy fitts, that frequently attend her and for 
these and other weighty reasons doth utterly refuse to 
take Administration, and is very free that her Eldest son 
John Am's, should administer upon ye Estate. This ac- 
count was taken this day from her own mouth by your 

most humble servant 
Groton Feb. 15, 1724. Caleb Trowbridg-e. 

To The Honorable 

Francis Foxcroft Esq. 
Judg-e of Probate. 
The descendants of John and PrisciUas are quite numerous. 


John* b. Aug-. 11. 1693 m. Elizabeth. Thej^ had 10 children. 

Hannah^ b. Feb. 2, 169.5. Bapt. at Topsfield July 18, 1697. 

Joanna-* b. Mar. 35, 1698, m. May 23, 1719 John Parker. She 
had nine children. 

Jacob-* b. Mar. 30, 17— Bapt. Nov- 31, 1703, m. Nov. 14, 1737 
Ruth Shattuck. They had nine children, they lived in Gro- 
ton and later in HoUis N. H. 

Bethia^ b. Apr. 30, 17— Bapt. May 37, 1707. 

Lydia-* b. Feb. 34, 17— Bapt. April 1710, m. Mar. 31, 1737, Dan- 
iel Davis. 

Stephen^ b. Sept. 5, 1713, m. Apr. 14, 1731 Jane Robbins. They 
had seven children, part of whom were born in Groton and 
the remainder in Hollis, N. H. 

Nathan the young-est brother of John^ married Mary 
Kimball daug-hter of Richard Kimball and Sarah Spof- 
ford and had a son Jeremiah Eames who married Sarah 
Kimball daug-hter of Thomas^ Kimball and Elizabeth 
Chadwick p. 85, who married for her second husband 
Joseph Spofford. These various Kimballs, Eames and 
Spoffords made about as nice a g-enealog-ical puzzle as I 
ever found, especially as neither the marriag^e of Nathan 
and Mary nor the births of their children are on record. 
The names of the children are established by the fact 
that they were baptised at the same time as their parents. 
Mary Eames was proved to be a Kimball by the fact that 
she joins with her brothers in certain deeds and was 
there called Mary Eames, and Nathan Eames sig-ns with 
her. Nathan^ was the son of Robert^ of Boxford and in 
a deed is called the son and lawful heir of Robert^ His 
mother Rebecca (Blake) Eames was condemed and re- 
ceived sentence of death as a witch but was not executed. 
She being- among- the lucky ones who were released at 
the end of the delusion^ 

380 Kimball Family News, 

Page 99 — I received last April from the Rev. William E. Kim- 
ball, Adams N. Y., much information regarding- the de- 
scendants of Timothy KimbalP (son of Andrew No. 104) of 
whom I had only the record of birth and marriage. Timo- 
thy belonged to one of the wandering tribes, and so was lost 
sight of, until I received a letter from his descendant the 
Rev. William E , to whom I return thanks for the trouble 
he has taken in hunting up his relatives. If some others 
would take similar trouble we would make mere rapid 

I insert the first letter that I received from him. 

Adams, N. Y., March 27, 1901. 
Prof. S. P. Sharples, Cambridge, Mass., Dear Sir : — A few months 
ag-o I obtained a set of your History of the Kimball Family. A thor- 
ong-h examination and diligent study of it has led me to yalue it very 
highly for its excellent arrang-ement and g-eneral accuracy As a 
member of the Kimball Family I am proud of it, and sincerely tha»k 
you for the excellent work you have done with Mr. L. A. Morrison in 
publishing- it. 

Timothy Kimball son of Andrew mentioned on pag*e 99, was my 
g-randfather. I have collected the names of his children and g-rand 
children and much other information which I will be pleased to place 
at your disposal, if you should have occasiiiU to use it. Like other 
branches of the family his descendants are numerous but residing" in 
the Western Country they were not so easily recorded in your history. 
It is not expected such a history will contain all the names of the family 
But I am delig"hted with it, and if ever another edition should be is- 
sued I can furnish some material for it. Again thanking" you and Mr. 
Morrison for your excellent work I am 
Yours very truly 

WILLIAM E. KIMBALL, Pastor Pres. Church. 

Upon receipt of the above letter blanks were at once sent 
and in a few days I received an answer. 

Adams, N. Y., April 1, 1901. 
Prof. S. P. Sharples, Boston, Mass., Dear Sir: — Yours of the 28, 
ult, with blanks enclosed was duly rec'd. I am pleased to fill them 
out ani send them to you enclosed in this mail If you will kindly 
send me two more blanks, I will till them out for my family and that 
of my brother Melvin Jerome, the data for which I have at hand 

I am pleased to know tha» this matter will be put in permanent 
form by being published in the Kimball Family News My brother 
and myself are the only ones of my fathers family to contribute chil- 
dren for the next generation ot this branch of the Kimball Family. 

It is interesting to ascertain that our ancestor Richard Kimball who 
came to this country in 1634, was born just 300 years before my 
youngest child. 

Please send me two more blanks, and as soon as ready copies of the 
Kimrall Family News. I will send you further information, and 
will gladly serve you whenever I can; with best wishes I am 
very respectfully yours, 

WM. E. KIMBALL, Pastor Pres. Church. 

276a should appear on page 184 — Timothy KimbalP (Andrew 
Samuel" Benjamins Richard^) b. Brooklield, Mass., Oct. 8, 

December 1901. 381 

1763, d. Frankfort, N. Y. Mar. 15, 1848, m. June 17, 1792 
Polly Gleason b. Feb. 6, 1773, d. Frankfort, N. Y. Jan. 20, 
1845. He came to Whiteboro (near Utica, N. Y. ) some 
time after bis marriag-e and reared the larger part if not all 
of his family there. Later he moved to Frankfort, N. Y. 
where he made hishome with his son Andrew till the time 
of his death. 

He was a man of good reputation, a great reader and lov- 
er of books, a member of the M. E. Church, and took great 
delight in religious controversy. 


642a i William^ b. Aug-. 25, 1792, d VVhitesboro, N. Y. Jnne 28, 1808. He 
resided in Whitesboro. N. Y. nearly his whole life, was mar- 
ried and reared quite a larg-e family, all of whom are now 
dead, excepting- one son James, whose residence is unknown. 
642b ii Wyrum6 b. Feb. 22. 1796. d. Whitesboro, N. Y. May 22, 185.5. 
He was n\arried and reared a family of several children, all 
of whom are deceased. 
[ 642 c iii Salem^ b. April 4, 1798 d. Utica April 29, 1864. He was mar- 

ried but do not know that he had any children. 
642 d iv Andrew^b. Whiteboro N. Y. Oct. 19,1801, d. New Hartford, 
N. Y. June 13, 1870. 
V Elijah^ b. Whiteboro N. Y. Dec, 1803 d. 
vi Electa^b. Whiteboro N. Y. March 29, 1806. d. April 5, 1864, 

m. Mr Stone a merchant of Albion N. Y., where they 

resided several years, till the time of their death. One 
daughter is believed to be still living*. 
viiBetsey^b. Whiteboro, N. Y. May 15, 1808, d. Aug-. 21, 1830. 
viii Mary6 b. Whitesboro N. Y. July 15, 1810 d. Frankfort, N. Y. 
Dec 24, 1866 rr., Orson Merry, M. D Merry their son now re- 
sides on Franfort Hill Herkimer County, N. Y. 
ix Di]lis6 b- Whitesboro Sept. 23, 1812. 

X Lucinda6b. Whitesboro N. Y. Feb 11, 1816. d. Oct. 20, 1891, 
Whitesboro N. Y. m. Jan. 10, 1841, Ashpel Tyler. One son 
A. Benj. Tyler lives in Utica, N. Y. 

642d Andrew Kimball^ (Timothy\ Andrews Samuel^ Benjamin^ 
Richard^ b. Whitesboro N.'Y. Oct. 19, 1801, d. New Hart- 
ford N. Y. Jan. 13, 1870, m. Frankfort N. Y. Oct. 20, 1825, 
Julia Ann Howard b. Feb. 5, 1805, d. Frankfort, N. Y. May 
11, 1836, m. 2nd, Dec. 31, 1836, Frankfort, N. Y. Sally Ma- 
ria Wadsworth b. Frankfort N. Y. Sept. 23, 1812, d. Utica, 
N. Y. Dec. 18, 1896, daughter of Moses Wadsworth, b. Con- 
necticut d. Frankfort N. Y. 1865. 

Andrew Kimball resided at Whitesboro near Utica, N. Y. 
until about the time of his marriage, and worked at his 
trade, blacksmithing. Then he moved to P>ankfort N. Y. 
about four miles south of Frankfort village, and engaged in 
farming and remained their until March 1, 1855, when he 
removed to New Hartford, having purchased a larger farm 
which he continued to manage till the time of his death. 
He was a man of strict integrity, great executive ability, 

383 Kimball Familv News, 

indomitable energ-j and perseverance. A faithful member 
of the M. E. Church, he was for many years the leading- 
Steward in the Frankfort Hill Church, and also Chorister 
for several years. His fine Christian character is remem- 
bered and his memory is honored by all who knew him. 


i Sarah Elizabeth^ b. Frankfort, N. Y. Oct 30, 1826, d. Feb 

11, 1827. 
ii Mary Elizabeth^ b. Jan. 18, 1828, Died Sept. 24. 1849, m. Feb. 

16, 1847, Amos Shank, 
iii Andrew Bleeker'' b. Feb. 28, 1831, lied Vandalia, III., June 

18, 1870. 
iv Hester Ann^ b. Oct. 29, 1833 m. Utica N. Y. May 23, 1855, 

Georg-e Ashmore, residence Utica. 
V Julia Maria' b. Sept. 30, 1837, d. Oct. 31, 1840. 
vi Edwin Eraory^ b. Dec. 29, 1838 m. New Hartford Feb. 12, 
1875 Julia Etta Nichols residence Washing-ton Mills, N. Y. 
vii Almeda Melvina^ b. May. 31, 1841, d. Aug. 6, 1844. 
viii Willard^ b. March 25, 1844. 
1298a ix William Eugene^ b. July 12, 1846 

X Sarah Maria'^ b. March 10, 1848 d. Dec. 24, 1894 m. Utica Nov. 
7, 1883 William J. McLean, (Clerg-yraan,) 
1298b xi Melvin Jerome^ b. Sept. 14, 1849, resides Perry Mich. 
xii Henry Dana^ b. July 19, 1851, d. June 14, 1853. 
xiii Henry Adelbert^ b. June 11, 1853, m. Mary Williams, resides 

Washington Mills, N. Y. 
xiv Albert Dana^ b. New Hartfort N. Y. March 14, 1856, m. Ger- 
trude McLean, resides Waterville N. Y. 
XV Laura Almina'' b. New Hartford, New York, Jan. 19, 1860, d. 
Madison Neb. June 11, 1886. 

1298a — William Kug-ene Kimball (Andrew^ Timothy^ Andrew 
SamueP Benjamin^ RichardM b. Frankfort, N. Y. July 12, 
1846, m. Storm Lake, la. May 10, 1881 Celinda Eug-enia 
Brown b. Holland Mass. Dec. 20, 1852. Daughter of Orrin 
Washing-ton Brown and Mary A. Breaded. Her great 
g-randfather was Orthniel Brown who was a soldier in the 
Revolution. Her family is a prominent one in Massachu- 
setts and Connecticut. 

William E. Kimball moved with his father's family to New 
Hartford N. Y. March 1, 1855. Enlisted in John F. 
Moscheirs Co. H. 15th N. Y. Vol. Cavalry, Aug-. 3, 1863. 
Was promoted corporal and served in Gen. Custer's Division 
with Gen. Sheridan, participating- in battle in Shenandoah 
Valley Va., and remained in the army till Aug-. 21, 1865. 

Attended Williams' School in Utica N. Y. 1866, and the 
Seminary at Cazenovia N. Y. 1866-68. Eng-ag-ed in teach- 
ing- 1869-72. Entered Hamilton Colleg-e N. Y. Sept. 1872, 
and was g-raduated 1876. Entered Theolog-ical Seminary, 
Princeton N. J. Sept. 1876, and was graduated 1879. Li- 
censed to preach by Presbytery of Utica 1878. Ordained by 
Presbytery of Omaha Sept. 17, 1879. Stated supply of 

December 1901. 383 

Mcdison, Crestoti and Humphrey Churches Neb. 1879-82. 
Pastor of Presbyterian church Madison Neb. 1882-96. Mod- 
erator of Omaha Presbytery, 1882, and of Sjnod of Nebraska 
1885 and of Niobrara Presbytery, 1886. Stated Clerk of 
Niobrara Presbytery 1885-96. Chaplain Department of Ne- 
braska, G. A. R. 1890-91. Commander of S. P. Chase Post 
No. 143. G. A. R. live years and Chaplain of- the same six 
years. Chairman of Home Mission Committee and Supt. of 
Missions in Northern Nebraska several years. Trustee of 
Bellevue Colleg-e 1893-97. Received the Deg-ree of D. D. in 
1893. Member of Madison City School Board 1894-96. 

Pastor of Presbyterian Church Geneseo, 111., 1896-99. 
President of Geneseo Colleg-iate Institute 1897-99, Moderator 
of Rock River Presbytery 1897. Member of General Assem- 
bly at Saratoga, N. Y. 1884, 1890, and 1896. Member of 
Boston Presbytery 1900. Pastor of Presbyterian Church 
Adams N. Y. 1900. Chaplain of l5th N. Y. Cavalry Asso- 
ciation since 1889. Chaplain of the De Alton Cooper Post 
No. 381 G. A. R. and of Rising- Sun Lodg-e No. 234 F. and 
A. M., and of Adams Chapter No. 205, R. A. M. 


All born Madison Nebraska, and reside in Adams N. Y. 
i Mary Etta^ b. Sept. 15, 1883. 

ii William Hodg-e^ b. Sept. 19, 1884, d. Madison Oct. 6, 1884. 
iii Archibald Howard^ b. Oct. 22, ]887. 
iv Greta Claire^ b. Dec. 34, 1889. 
V Francis PatonS b. June 8, 1894. 

1298b — Melvin Jerome Kimball^ (Andrew*^ Timothy^ Andrew^ 
SamueP Benjamin^ Richard^) b. Frankfort N. Y. Sept. 14, 
1849, m. Utica, N. Y. April 2, 1878 Esther M. Davies b. 
Nov, 23, 1853, daughter of Joseph Davies and Esther Hemp- 
stead, and sister to John C. Davies Attorney General of 
New York. 

After his fathers death in 1870 he manag-ed successfully a 
larg-e farm until 1880 when he went to Madison Nebraska 
opened a farm near that city and remained there until 1889, 
then moved to Perry Michigan where he is residing- in a 
beautiful residence, midway between Perry and Morrill. 
He has held several local offices. 


i Walter Andrew^ b. New Hartford N. Y. Ang". 16, 1879. 
ii Albert Joseph^ b. Madison Nebraska, July 24, 1884. 


In St. Clair Co. Mo., Feb. 7, 1901, Lucy M-, widow of Ira 
Kimball ; ap-ed 68 yrs. 9 mos. and 20 days. A faithful wife and 
a loving mother ; a kind and helpful friend. Fam. His. p. 812. 

384 Kimball Family News, 


nriHE News is in frequent receipt of letters asking- information regarding 
the family of the writer. The father or grandfather it is said was so- 
and-so. Sometimes it is added that he was born in New Hampshire or 
Vermont. Now the News wants all it can get regarding every member, 
old or young, living or dead, who has no place in the Family History, and 
of many who are there merely mentioned, and it is willing to give freely 
all the information it can obtain. But it should be remembered that a 
simple statement that one's father was Moses, or John, or Hiram gives no 
clue whatever. There have been scores or hundreds of the same name. 
That one was born in Vermont is a very little additional clue, but alone it 
is worth little. The date of birth is anothei small clue. The name of his 
father yet another, of the grandfather another, the wife's name another, 
and so on. Whoever asks for information should begin by supplying every 
known point ; the name, birth, death, marriage, name of wife or husband, 
with every possible detail of date, locality, etc. Then there may be some- 
thing to work on. The maiden name of a great great grandfather's wife 
may be a key to the whole record. If you write for a sample copy of the 
News give all this information at the same time. If you have a place in 
the History, say so, and give your number or page. Don't say they have 
so many children, but give the names, births, deaths, marriages, in full, 
dates and all particulars possible. 

In writing giye full name, not simply initials. The full name and ad- 
dress of all the Kimballs there are, including those of Kimball mothers 
with all the. above detailed information possible is wanted. The Family 
History is lacking much in regard to the last and the present generation. 
Hundreds of marriages have taken place since the book was published. 
Thousands of Kimball children have been born, that are not recorded. 
All the details not there ; all the historic family events that have occured 
since its publication ; all its errors of omission and commission can be and 
ought to be brought out in the Family News. That is the object of its 
publication, and what a field of work it has, and why does not every one 
give it a helping hand? Yes, why not? Our young people are more apt 
to be indifferent than their elders. They need to be impressed with the 
great fact that their descendants, generations hence, may find the records 
of today of great interest and great value to them. 

The News has already be<en the means of bringing to light several 
hundred Kimlalls not found in the History, and hundreds of oth'ers are 
yet to be discovered and brought into line if a record is ever obtained of 
the entire family. When the History was first projected there v/as but 
little general interest taken in the work and reports, if sent at ail, were 
very meager. Since the publication of the History, five years ago, there 
has been a very marked increase, not only in our own family interest, but 
in genealogical research in general, A new edition of the Family History, 
whenever issued will be twice the size of the one we now have. As there 
are less than 100 copies of this first edition now unsold, the work will soon 
be out of print.